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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 2, Number 16, June 9, 1997
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**One Step Basics**

Choose the proper procedure for solving the problem. 1. Danny bought eight cases of corn for his supermarket. There were 776 cans of corn in all. How many cans came in each case? a. 8 + 776 = b. 776 - 8 = c. 8 X 776 = d. 776 / 8 = 2. Sam Pumpkinface celebrated his 14th birthday in 1910. What year was he born in? a. 1910 - 14 = b. 1991 - 1910 = c. 1910 + 14 = d. 1991 - 14 = 3. All insects have six legs. Ants are insects. How many legs do 540 ants have? a. 6 + 540 = b. 540 - 6 = c. 540 X 6 = d. 540 / 6 = 4. Jessica weighs 49 pounds. Her cat weighs 7 pounds. How many more pounds does Jessica weigh than her cat? a. 49 + 7 = b. 49 - 7 = c. 49 X 7 = d. 49 / 7 = 5. A rooster is a male chicken. A hen is a female chicken. Eric has nine roosters, two hundreds hens, and fifty-one cows on his farm. How many chickens does he have? a. 9 + 200 + 51 = b. 51 X 200 = c. 51 + 200 = d. 200 + 9 = 6. A cup is exactly 1/4 of a quart. A quart equals 32 ounces. How many ounces are in a cup? a. 14 X 32 = b. 4 X 32 = c. 32 / 4 = d. 32 - 4 = 7. How many minutes are in a day? a. 12 X 24 = b. 24 X 60 = c. 60 X 7 = d. 60 / 7 = 8. We are going on a 23,665 mile journey. We've already traveled 379 miles. How many more miles do we expect to travel before our journey ends? a. 23,665 - 379 = b. 23,665 + 379 = c. 23,665 X 379 = d. 23,665 / 379 = 1______2______3______4______5______6______7______8______ Copyright 1997 RHL