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## Arithmetic Word Problems - Sample Math Practice Problems

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### Complexity=1, Mode=mix

 1 You collect balls. Suppose you start out with 16. Mike gives you another 17 balls. How many balls do you have at the end? 2 You collect baseball cards. Suppose you start out with 16. Since you're nice, you give John 3 baseball cards. How many baseball cards do you have at the end?

### Complexity=2, Mode=mix

 1 You collect coins. Suppose you start out with 11. Since his mother makes coins, Miguel decides to double your coins. Since you're nice, you give Mary 12 coins. How many coins do you have at the end? 2 You collect coins. Suppose you start out with 11. Since you're nice, you give Sharon 3 coins. Since you're nice, you give Steven 4 coins. How many coins do you have at the end?

### Complexity=3, Mode=mix

 1 You collect pens. Suppose you start out with 7. Mike gives you another 22 pens. Since her father makes pens, Cindy decides to double your pens. Since you're nice, you give Sharon 19 pens. How many pens do you have at the end? 2 You collect balls. Suppose you start out with 7. John takes half of one more than the number of balls you have. Since his mother makes balls, Peter decides to triple your balls. How many balls do you have at the end?

### Complexity=4, Mode=mix

 1 You collect baseball cards. Suppose you start out with 15. Maria takes half of one more than the number of baseball cards you have. Since you're nice, you give Peter 1 baseball card. Since his father makes baseball cards, Paul decides to triple your baseball cards. How many baseball cards do you have at the end? 2 You collect baseball cards. Suppose you start out with 15. Since her father makes baseball cards, Cindy decides to quadruple your baseball cards. Since you're nice, you give Mike 10 baseball cards. Tiffany gives you another 12 baseball cards. Pearl gives you another 23 baseball cards. How many baseball cards do you have at the end?

### Complexity=1, Mode=mix

1You collect balls. Suppose you start out with 16. Mike gives you another 17 balls. How many balls do you have at the end?
Solution
Mike gives you 17 balls: 16 + 17 = 33 balls.
So you have 33 at the end.
2You collect baseball cards. Suppose you start out with 16. Since you're nice, you give John 3 baseball cards. How many baseball cards do you have at the end?
Solution
John takes 3 baseball cards from you: 16 - 3 = 13 baseball cards.
So you have 13 at the end.

### Complexity=2, Mode=mix

1You collect coins. Suppose you start out with 11. Since his mother makes coins, Miguel decides to double your coins. Since you're nice, you give Mary 12 coins. How many coins do you have at the end?
Solution
Miguel doubles the number of coins you have: 11 × 2 = 22 coins.
Mary takes 12 coins from you: 22 - 12 = 10 coins.
So you have 10 at the end.
2You collect coins. Suppose you start out with 11. Since you're nice, you give Sharon 3 coins. Since you're nice, you give Steven 4 coins. How many coins do you have at the end?
Solution
Sharon takes 3 coins from you: 11 - 3 = 8 coins.
Steven takes 4 coins from you: 8 - 4 = 4 coins.
So you have 4 at the end.

### Complexity=3, Mode=mix

1You collect pens. Suppose you start out with 7. Mike gives you another 22 pens. Since her father makes pens, Cindy decides to double your pens. Since you're nice, you give Sharon 19 pens. How many pens do you have at the end?
Solution
Mike gives you 22 pens: 7 + 22 = 29 pens.
Cindy doubles the number of pens you have: 29 × 2 = 58 pens.
Sharon takes 19 pens from you: 58 - 19 = 39 pens.
So you have 39 at the end.
2You collect balls. Suppose you start out with 7. John takes half of one more than the number of balls you have. Since his mother makes balls, Peter decides to triple your balls. How many balls do you have at the end?
Solution
John takes half of one more than the number of balls you have. So John takes half of 7 + 1 which is 4,
so you're left with 7 - 4 = 3.
Peter triples the number of balls you have: 3 × 3 = 9 balls.
So you have 9 at the end.

### Complexity=4, Mode=mix

1You collect baseball cards. Suppose you start out with 15. Maria takes half of one more than the number of baseball cards you have. Since you're nice, you give Peter 1 baseball card. Since his father makes baseball cards, Paul decides to triple your baseball cards. How many baseball cards do you have at the end?
Solution
Maria takes half of one more than the number of baseball cards you have. So Maria takes half of 15 + 1 which is 8,
so you're left with 15 - 8 = 7.
Peter takes 1 baseball card from you: 7 - 1 = 6 baseball cards.
Paul triples the number of baseball cards you have: 6 × 3 = 18 baseball cards.
So you have 18 at the end.