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Problem Solving
1.
 Albert went shopping at a mall and went into 7 stores. If the mall has a total of 38 stores, how many stores did Albert not go into?
2.
 Albert is five years old. If her brother, Paul, is four years older, than how old is Albert?
3.
 Jill is five years old. If her brother, Greg, is four years younger, than how old is Jill?
4.
 You had 8 apples in the refrigerator. If Amy ate 4 apples and Paul ate 2 apples, then how many apples are left?
5.
 8 lights were on in the house. 5 lights were turned off. How many lights are still on?
6.
 Amy has five candles on a birthday cake.Brad adds five candles to the cake so that the candles will match Amy's age. How old is Amy?
7.
 A fish tank has 2 large fish and 1 small fish. How many fish are in the tank?
8.
 Paul caught 4 fish.Jane caught 2 fish. How many fish did Paul and Jane catch?
9.
 If your teacher gave you three puzzles last week and five puzzles this week, how many puzzles do you have?
10.
 It snowed on three days in December.It also snowed on one day in January. How many days did it snow in December and January?
11.
 Bill lost one golf ball playing a round of golf. If Bill had five golf balls before playing a round of golf, how many golf balls does Bill have left?
12.
 Michael found a shortcut. Instead of driving five miles to Bill's house, Michael now only drives one mile. How many miles does the shortcut save Michael from driving?
13.
 Bill has read one book.Bill has two books. How many books has Bill not read?
14.
 Paul is 3 years old.Michael is 4 years old. How much older is Michael?
15.
 Greg gave away four candy bars.Before Greg gave away the candy, Greg had five candy bars. How many candy bars does Greg currently have?
16.
 Jane caught 9 fish.Jill caught 8 fish. How many fish did Jane and Jill catch?
17.
 Jane has six candles on a birthday cake.Bill adds seven candles to the cake so that the candles will match Jane's age. How old is Jane?
18.
 If your teacher gave you eight puzzles last week and four puzzles this week, how many puzzles do you have?
19.
 5 letters arrived in the mail on Monday.4 letters arrived on Tuesday. How many letters arrived all together on Monday and Tuesday?
20.
 Brad has 4 fiction books and 7 non-fiction books.Brad also has 17 magazines. How many books does Brad have?
21.
 A fish tank contains 8 fish.5 of the fish are stationary. How many fish of the fish are moving?
22.
 You have finished two questions out of 6. How many more questions do you have to work on to finish?
23.
 A fruit basket has seven plums. If two plums are taken, how many are left?
24.
 Bill made two apple pies.Amy made one apple pie. How many more pies did Bill make than Amy?
25.
 Brad is 3 years old.Jane is 7 years old. How much older is Jane?
26.
 If you are counting by twos, which number comes after 65?
27.
 If you are counting by eights, which number comes after 24?
28.
 If you are counting by nines, which number comes before 52?

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