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Addition Word Problems (2-step word problems)




 
Here are some examples of addition word problems that can be solved in two steps. We will illustrate how block diagrams can be used to help you to visualize the addition word problems in terms of the information given and the data that needs to be found. Block diagrams are used in Singapore Math.

Related Topics:
More Word Problems, Singapore Math, Algebra Word Problems

Example:

The price of a computer is $1709, the price of a printer is $280, and the price of a scanner is $190. What is the total cost of the three items?

Solution:

Step 1: Find the total cost of the computer and the printer.


1709 + 280 = 1989

The total cost of the computer and the printer is $1989.

Step 2: Find the total cost of the 3 items.

1989 + 190 = 2179

The total cost of the 3 items is $2179.

Example:

Lily saved $1620. Polly saved $1923 more than Lily. How much did they save altogether?

Solution:

Step 1: Find out how much Lily saved.

1620 + 1923 = 3543

Lily saved $3543.

Step 2: Find how much they saved altogether.

1620 + 3543 = 5163

They saved $5163 altogether.



Example:

Dan paid $155 for a printer and $378 more for a computer. How much did Dan pay for the 2 items altogether?

Solution:

Step 1: Find out how much Dan paid for the computer.

155 + 378 = 533

Dan paid $533 for the computer.

Step 2: Find how much Dan paid for the two items altogether.


155 + 533 = 688

Dan paid $688 for the 2 items.


Example:
Rose has 12 soccer practices this month. Six practices are in the afternoon, bit the rest are in the morning. How many practices will be in the morning?


 
Example:
50 children attended the birthday party. 13 children left during the first hour. 9 children came in during the second hour. How many children were at the birthday party then?

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You can use the free Mathway widget below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.


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