Read the word problems and find the answers.The following rules will help you solve the
word problems.
Word Problem Rules:
1 
A packet of carrots weighs 3 kg. A packet of potatoes weighs 7 kg more than the packet of carrots.(a) What is the weight of the packet of potatoes? 
kg +
kg =
kg
(b) What is the total weight of both packet of carrots and potatoes?
kg +
kg =
kg

2 
Zac has 5 gum balls. Jane has 6 more gum balls than Jane.(a) How many gum balls does Jane have? 
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(b) How many gum balls do they have altogether?
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3 
Jim donated 4 story books to the library. Lauren donated 8 more story books than Jim.(a) How many story books did Lauren donate to the library? 
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(b) How many story books did the library get in all?
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4 
Sarah has 11 seashells. Ben has 9 more seashells than Sarah.(a) How many seashells does Ben have? 
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(b) How many seashells do they have in all?
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5 
There are 3 red pens in a packet of ballpoint pens. Number of red pens in the packet is 3 less than the number of blue pens.(a) How many blue pens are there in the packet? 
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(b) How many pens are there in the packet altogether?
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