WORD CLUES


OPERATION
WORD CLUES
EXAMPLE
ADD
Altogether
Add: Jeff picked up 43 marbles, 73 sea shells, and 105 pins. How many things did he pick up altogether?
Total
What was the total number of things he picked up?
Sum
What is the sum of the items he picked up?
plus / Is
4 plus 4 is 8
And
2 and 2 are 4
Both
What is the cost of both items
Combined
What is the total of all the entries after they are combined?
SUBTRACT
Left How much money is left?
Remaining How much money is remaining?
Less How much less did she eat last week?
Less than The large glass contains 6 ml of milk. The small glass contains 2 ml less than the large glass. How many ml does the small cup contain?
Difference between What is the difference between 3 dollars and 2 dollars?
More How many more people live in Hay River han in Fort Smith?
Increase How much did the prices increase from last year?
Go up / grow / rise

Increase: This key word may surprise you. You might think that "increase" would mean to "add". But it doesn't. To find an increase, you have to subtract the old, lower size or amount from the new, higher amount. The same goes for "go up", "grow", and "rise".


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