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:
- Adam knows that one route to work is shorter than the second route.
How much shorter is the first route to his workplace?
- 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?
- The cost of building a bridge was much more than the original estimate.
How much did the price increase from the original estimate?
- 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?
- 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?
- If ½ of all the trucks inspected by the weigh scale failed
the inspection, how many trucks failed?
- If Elizabeth paid 10% of her wages in taxes, how much did she pay
- 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?