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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 1, Number 1, September 9, 1996
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Assorted Problems

1. David has 47 rocks in his collection. Ashley has 54 rocks in her collection. How many more rocks does Ashley have than David? 2. There are 14 girls in Erin’s class. There are 12 boys in the class. How many children are in Erin’s class? 3. Michael felt that he was too heavy. He lost eight pounds and then weighed ninety-one pounds. How much did Michael weigh before he lost weight? 4. Mr. Smart also lost weight. He had weighed 197 pounds and dropped down to 165 pounds. How much weight did he lose? 5. Elizabeth bought three pens. She paid $ .75 (seventy-five cents) altogether. Crystal bought three identical pens at a different store. She paid $ .30 (thirty cents) for each pen. Who got the best deal? How much less did she pay? 6. There are 85 marbles in a bag. The marbles are either red, white or blue. Ten marbles are white. Forty marbles are blue. How many red marbles are in the bag? Copyright 1996 RHL