Word Problems

1 ) The sum of three consecutive even numbers is 138.

What is the smallest of the three numbers ?

2 ) Sara bought a soft drink for 3 dollars and 6 candy bars. She spent

a total of 27 dollars. How much did each candy bar cost ?

3 ) Oceanside Bike Rental Shop charges a 11 dollar fixed fee plus 8 dollars an

hour for renting a bike. Melanie paid 59 dollars to rent a bike. How many

hours did she pay to have the bike checked out ?

4 ) Keith bought 6 new baseball trading cards to add to his collection. The next

day his dog ate half of his collection. There are now only 29 cards left.

How many cards did Keith start with ?

5 ) The sum of three consecutive numbers is 84.

What is the smallest of the three numbers ?

6 ) The sum of three consecutive odd numbers is 69.

What is the smallest of the three numbers ?

7 ) Melanie sold half of her comic books and then bought 6 more. She now has

12. How many did she begin with ?

8 ) Mike spent half of his allowance going to the movies. He washed the family

car and earned 9 dollars. What is his weekly allowance if he ended with

12 dollars ?

9 ) On Monday, 291 students went on a trip to the zoo. All 5

buses were filled and 6 students had to travel in cars. How many students were

in each bus ?

10 ) Sally had 184 dollars to spend on 9 books. After

buying them she had 13 dollars. How much did each book cost ?