PROBLEMS WITH WORD CLUES

Write A (add), S (subtract), M (multiply), or D (divide) after each problem to tell how you would work it if you knew the necessary numbers:

  1. Adam knows that one route to work is shorter than the second route. How much shorter is the first route to his workplace?
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  2. If you knew the cost of housing this year rose twice as much as last year?s cost, how do you find the increase in the cost of housing?
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  3. The cost of building a bridge was much more than the original estimate. How much did the price increase from the original estimate?
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  4. If you know that the total number of voters last year was less than the number of voters this year, how do you find the decrease in the number of voters?
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  5. How do you find the difference between the prices of a red sweater and a blue sweater if you know the price of each sweater?
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  6. If ½ of all the trucks inspected by the weigh scale failed the inspection, how many trucks failed?
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  7. If Elizabeth paid 10% of her wages in taxes, how much did she pay in taxes?
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  8. If you know how many stamps you have and how many stamps Tom has, how do you find how many more or less stamps you have than Tom?
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