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## Sample Problems For Arithmetic Word Problems

### Complexity=5, Mode=1

Answer these word problems.
 1 Suppose you start out with 9 stamps. Then, because you're nice, you give Jill 5 stamps. How many stamps do you now have? 2 Suppose you start out with 13 stamps. Bob ends up giving you another 24 stamps. How many stamps do you now have?

### Complexity=8, Mode=2

Answer these word problems.
 1 Suppose you start out with 23 dollars. Lisa then takes half of one more than the number of dollars you have. Then, because you're nice, you give Michelle 9 dollars. How many dollars do you now have? 2 Suppose you start out with 25 balls. Then, because you're nice, you give Jeff 1 ball. Then, because you're nice, you give Patricia 23 balls. How many balls do you now have?

### Complexity=10, Mode=3

Answer these word problems.
 1 Suppose you start out with 20 pencils. Patricia ends up giving you another 18 pencils. Justin then takes half of your pencils. Isabel ends up giving you another 20 pencils. How many pencils do you now have? 2 Suppose you start out with 11 stamps. Then, because you're nice, you give Jack 6 stamps. Then, because you're nice, you give Catherine 1 stamp. Then, because you're nice, you give Ben 1 stamp. How many stamps do you now have?

### Complexity=20, Mode=4

Answer these word problems.
 1 Suppose you start out with 13 stamps. Emily then takes half of one more than the number of stamps you have. John ends up giving you another 13 stamps. Sam ends up giving you another 18 stamps. Bob then takes half of one more than the number of stamps you have. How many stamps do you now have? 2 Suppose you start out with 24 marbles. Then, because you're nice, you give Jill 7 marbles. Patricia then takes half of one less than the number of marbles you have. John then takes half of one less than the number of marbles you have. Sarah then takes half of one more than the number of marbles you have. How many marbles do you now have?

### Complexity=5, Mode=1

Answer these word problems.
1Suppose you start out with 9 stamps. Then, because you're nice, you give Jill 5 stamps. How many stamps do you now have?
Solution
You begin with 9 stamps.
Jill takes 5 stamps from you: 9 - 5 = 4 stamps.
2Suppose you start out with 13 stamps. Bob ends up giving you another 24 stamps. How many stamps do you now have?
Solution
You begin with 13 stamps.
Bob gives you 24 stamps: 13 + 24 = 37 stamps.

### Complexity=8, Mode=2

Answer these word problems.
1Suppose you start out with 23 dollars. Lisa then takes half of one more than the number of dollars you have. Then, because you're nice, you give Michelle 9 dollars. How many dollars do you now have?
Solution
You begin with 23 dollars.
Lisa takes half of one more than the number of dollars you have: 23 - ((23 + 1) ÷ 2) = (23 - 1) ÷ 2 = 11.
Michelle takes 9 dollars from you: 11 - 9 = 2 dollars.
2Suppose you start out with 25 balls. Then, because you're nice, you give Jeff 1 ball. Then, because you're nice, you give Patricia 23 balls. How many balls do you now have?
Solution
You begin with 25 balls.
Jeff takes 1 ball from you: 25 - 1 = 24 balls.
Patricia takes 23 balls from you: 24 - 23 = 1 ball.

### Complexity=10, Mode=3

Answer these word problems.
1Suppose you start out with 20 pencils. Patricia ends up giving you another 18 pencils. Justin then takes half of your pencils. Isabel ends up giving you another 20 pencils. How many pencils do you now have?
Solution
You begin with 20 pencils.
Patricia gives you 18 pencils: 20 + 18 = 38 pencils.
Justin takes half of the number of pencils you have: 38 - (38 ÷ 2) = 38 - 19 = 19.
Isabel gives you 20 pencils: 19 + 20 = 39 pencils.
2Suppose you start out with 11 stamps. Then, because you're nice, you give Jack 6 stamps. Then, because you're nice, you give Catherine 1 stamp. Then, because you're nice, you give Ben 1 stamp. How many stamps do you now have?
Solution
You begin with 11 stamps.
Jack takes 6 stamps from you: 11 - 6 = 5 stamps.
Catherine takes 1 stamp from you: 5 - 1 = 4 stamps.
Ben takes 1 stamp from you: 4 - 1 = 3 stamps.

### Complexity=20, Mode=4

Answer these word problems.
1Suppose you start out with 13 stamps. Emily then takes half of one more than the number of stamps you have. John ends up giving you another 13 stamps. Sam ends up giving you another 18 stamps. Bob then takes half of one more than the number of stamps you have. How many stamps do you now have?
Solution
You begin with 13 stamps.
Emily takes half of one more than the number of stamps you have: 13 - ((13 + 1) ÷ 2) = (13 - 1) ÷ 2 = 6.
John gives you 13 stamps: 6 + 13 = 19 stamps.
Sam gives you 18 stamps: 19 + 18 = 37 stamps.
Bob takes half of one more than the number of stamps you have: 37 - ((37 + 1) ÷ 2) = (37 - 1) ÷ 2 = 18.