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Addition Word Problems

Free math video lessons with examples and worked solutions to help Grade 4 students learn how to apply understanding of fraction equivalence to add tenths and hundredths.

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


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


[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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