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Numerical Expression Word Problems (Grade 5)

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Numerical Expression Word Problems

1. 
Ms. Simmons used the expression [math]20 - 10 - 3 xx 2[/math] to find out how much change she should receive in dollars. How much change should she receive?
  1. $2
  2. $4
  3. $21
  4. $16
2. 
Serena used the expression [math]8 + 25 xx 2 - 45[/math] to find out how many pennies she has. How many pennies does she have?
  1. 21
  2. 6
  3. 1
  4. 13
3. 
Thomas used the expression [math]2 xx 3 + 3 xx 6 + 1[/math] to find the number of points he scored in the first ten games of basketball. How many points did he score in the first ten games?
  1. 55
  2. 12
  3. 109
  4. 25
4. 
Scott's orchestra has 18 string musicians, 9 percussion musicians, 15 brass musicians, and 12 woodwind musicians. Six of the musicians cannot play in the next performance. If the remaining musicians plan to sit in rows of 6 chairs, how many rows of chairs are needed?
  1. 4
  2. 6
  3. 8
  4. 9
5. 
Tonya used the expression [math]3 xx 6 + 2 xx 8 + 1[/math] to find the number of apples she bought altogether. How many apples did she buy altogether?
  1. 215
  2. 195
  3. 35
  4. 36
6. 
Mr. Jones bought 4 bunches of carrots and 3 bags of onions. There are 8 carrots in each bunch and 15 onions in each bag. Which is an expression for the total number of carrots and onions he bought?
  1. [math]4+3+8+15[/math]
  2. [math](4xx8)+(3xx15)[/math]
  3. [math](4xx3)+(8xx15)[/math]
  4. [math](4xx4)+(3xx3)+23[/math]
7. 
Sophie earns money for the chores she does each week.

She earns $2 if she washes the dishes for the week.
She earns $3 if she mows the lawn.
During June, Sophie washed the dishes 3 of the weeks and mowed the lawn 3 times.
She then spent $7 of the money she earned.

Which expression shows the amount of money Sophie had left?
  1. [math](3 + 3) xx 2-7[/math]
  2. [math]3 + ( 2 xx 3) - 7[/math]
  3. [math](3 xx 2 + 3) - 7[/math]
  4. [math]3 (2 + 3) - 7[/math]
8. 
A toy store had thirty-two giant stuffed teddy bears in stock when they got another shipment with three bears in it. They put the bears onto shelves with five on each shelf. How many shelves did they use?
  1. 5
  2. 6
  3. 7
  4. 8
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