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Word problems involving addition often uses words like ‘total’, ‘sum’, ‘more’, ‘gain’, ‘altogether’.

* Example: *

Andy has 53 marbles. Sam gave Andy 15 marbles and Andy found another 3. What is the total that Andy has?

* Solution: *

[Andy has 53 marbles] + [15 from Sam] + [3 found]

53 + 15 + 3 = 71 marbles

The following video gives more examples of addition word problems.

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