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Word Problems with Negative Numbers (Grade 7)

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Word Problems with Negative Numbers

1. 
Mr. Lovell was playing cards with his son. In the first round he earned 52 points. In the second round he lost 20 points. How would you write this as an addition problem?
  1. 52 + 20
  2. -52 + -20
  3. 52 + -20
  4. -52 + 20
2. 
The temperature at the top of Afton Mountain was 9 degrees at 5:00 PM. At 4:00 AM the next morning the temperature had dropped to -3. What is the difference between those two temperatures?
  1. 6 degrees
  2. -12 degrees
  3. 12 degrees
  4. 3 degrees
3. 
A football team gained 6 yards on a first down, lost 15 yards on the second down, and gained 12 yards on the third down. How many yards do they need to gain on the fourth down to have a 10 yard gain from their starting position?
  1. -7
  2. 3
  3. 7
  4. None of the above
4. 
Carla’s credit card statement showed that she owed $350. She made a payment of $200, then she charged $23 for gasoline. She returned a sweater she had charged earlier for a refund of $35. Then she charged $15 at the bookstore. What is her new balance?
  1. $153
  2. $-153
  3. $118
  4. None of the above
5. 
An architectural drawing of a building shows the elevation of the basement floor to be –12 feet. The elevation of the roof is 32 feet. What is the total distance in feet from the roof to the basement floor?
  1. 44
  2. -44
  3. 20
  4. -20
6. 
It was -4 degrees in Detroit on December 18, 2003. On December 19, 2003 in Detroit, it was 19 degrees. How many degrees had it increased in Detroit?
  1. 23
  2. 15
  3. 12
  4. 19
7. 
A football team lost 3 yards on their first play. On the second play, 10 yards were gained. On the third play the quarterback got tackled behind the line of scrimmage and lost 6 yards. What was their net gain or loss after the three plays?
  1. 0 yd.
  2. +1 yd.
  3. -2 yd.
  4. -1 yd.
8. 
On Tuesday the mailman delivers 3 checks for $5 each and 2 bills for $2 each. If you had a starting balance of $25, what is the ending balance?










9. 
The town of Apple Valley, California is at an elevation of 2,900 feet above sea level. Death Valley, California has an elevation of 282 feet below sea level. What is the difference in elevation of the two towns?










10. 
The temperature at 10 am was -7 degrees F. By noon, the temperature had dropped by 12 degrees F. By 2 pm, it had dropped another 5 degrees F. What was the temperature at 2 pm?

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