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Everyday problems
Mr. Hindley works 185 hours a month.
His wife works 73 hours a month. How many
hours do they work altogether in a month?
Danny’s car finishes the race in 12.75 seconds,
Rachelle’s car finishes in 14.83 seconds.
Whose car won the race?
A school collects money for the local shelter. If the pupils
collect $275 in the first month, $210 in the second month, and
$136 in the third month, how much do they collect altogether?
An electrician buys 415 ft of cable. If he uses
234 ft, how much does he have left?
He has 181 ft of cable left.
Simon travels 171 mi.
Simon travels by train for 110 mi, by bus
for 56 mi and then walks the final 5 mi.
How far does he travel?
110 mi
56 mi
+ 5 mi
171 mi
1
415 ft
– 234 ft
181 ft
3 11
A builder buys 8,755 lb of sand, but uses only
6,916 lb. How much does he have left?
How much faster was the winning car?
© Dorling Kindersley Limited [2010]
In this page children can apply the skills of addition and subtraction to everyday
problems, using various units of measurement. Point out that an answer that
will be larger will require addition, while one that will be smaller will
require subtraction.

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MME Grade 5 297mm x 210mm US
Everyday problems
Mr. Hindley works 185 hours a month.
His wife works 73 hours a month. How many
hours do they work altogether in a month?
Danny’s car finishes the race in 12.75 seconds,
Rachelle’s car finishes in 14.83 seconds.
Whose car won the race?
How much faster was the winning car?
A school collects money for the local shelter. If the pupils
collect $275 in the first month, $210 in the second month, and
$136 in the third month, how much do they collect altogether?
258 hours
$621
Danny’s car won the race.
1,839 lb
185hrs
+7 3hrs
258hrs
$275
$21 0
+ $136
$621
+1.5An electrician buys 415 ft of cable. If he uses
234 ft, how much does he have left?
An electrician buys 415 ft of cable. If he uses
234 ft, how much does he have left?
He has 181 ft of cable left.
Simon travels 171 mi.
Simon travels by train for 110 mi, by bus
for 56 mi and then walks the final 5 mi.
How far does he travel?
1 1 0 mi
56 mi
+ 5 mi
1 7 1 mi
1
41 5 ft
– 234 ft
1 81 ft
3 11
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1
8,755 lb
–6, 916 lb
1, 839 lb
14.83 sec
– 12.75 sec
2.08 sec
7 13
The winning car was 2.08 seconds faster.
A builder buys 8,755 lb of sand, but uses only
6,916 lb. How much does he have left?

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