Common Core: 2nd Grade Math : Use Addition and Subtraction Within 100 to Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths: CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.B.5

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Example Question #1 : Use Addition And Subtraction Within 100 To Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.B.5

David is  inches taller than Alison. Alison is  inches tall. How tall is David? 

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

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Explanation:

This is an addition problem because we have the difference in height from the question. Alison is  inches tall and David is  inches taller than her,  is our difference. We can add our difference to Alison's height to find out how tall David is. 

 

Example Question #2 : Use Addition And Subtraction Within 100 To Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.B.5

The fence is  inches taller than the grill. The grill is  inches. How tall is the fence? 

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

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Explanation:

This is an addition problem because we have the difference in height from the question. The grill is  inches tall and fence is  inches taller than the grill,  is our difference. We can add our difference to the grill's height to find out how tall the fence is. 

Example Question #3 : Use Addition And Subtraction Within 100 To Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.B.5

The couch is  inches longer than the pillow. The pillow is  inches long. How long is the couch?

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

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Explanation:

This is an addition problem because we have the difference in length from the question. The pillow is  inches long and couch is  inches longer than the pillow,  is our difference. We can add our difference to the pillow's length to find out how long the couch is. 

Example Question #4 : Use Addition And Subtraction Within 100 To Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.B.5

The wall is  inches taller than the lamp. The lamp is  inches tall. How tall is the wall? 

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

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Explanation:

This is an addition problem because we have the difference in height from the question. The lamp is  inches tall and wall is  inches taller than the lamp,  is our difference. We can add our difference to the lamp's height to find out how tall the wall is. 

Example Question #5 : Use Addition And Subtraction Within 100 To Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.B.5

The room is  inches longer than the rug. The rug is  inches long. How long is the room?

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

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Explanation:

This is an addition problem because we have the difference in length from the question. The rug is  inches long and room is  inches longer than the rug,  is our difference. We can add our difference to the rug's length to find out how long the room is. 

Example Question #6 : Use Addition And Subtraction Within 100 To Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.B.5

The room is  inches longer than the table. The table is  inches long. How long is the room? 

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

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Explanation:

This is an addition problem because we have the difference in length from the question. The table is  inches long and room is  inches longer than the table,  is our difference. We can add our difference to the table's length to find out how long the room is. 

Example Question #7 : Use Addition And Subtraction Within 100 To Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.B.5

The bowl is  inches long and the plate is  inches long. How much longer is the plate than the bowl?

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

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Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because we want to know how much longer the plate is compared to the bowl, or the difference in their length. 

Example Question #8 : Use Addition And Subtraction Within 100 To Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.B.5

The swing set is  inches tall and the tree is  inches tall. How much taller is the tree than the swing set? 

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

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Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because we want to know how much taller the tree is compared to the swing set, or the difference in their height. 

Example Question #9 : Use Addition And Subtraction Within 100 To Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.B.5

The remote is  inches long and the TV is  inches long. How much longer is the TV than the remote?

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

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Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because we want to know how much longer the TV is compared to the remote, or the difference in their length. 

Example Question #10 : Use Addition And Subtraction Within 100 To Solve Word Problems Involving Lengths: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.B.5

The dog’s body is  inches long and his tail is  inches long. How much longer is his body than his tail?

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

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Explanation:

This is a subtraction problem because we want to know how much longer the dog's body is compared to his tail, or the difference in their length. 

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