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Problem 1 : 

There were 1028 books in the library. We bought 76 more books for the library today. How many books are there in the library now ?

Solution : 

To find the total number of books in the library now, add 1028 and 76. 

=  1028 + 76

=  1104

So, there are 1104 books in the library now. 

Problem 2 : 

In an art competition, 1056 boys  and 781 girls took part. How many students took part in the competition altogether ?

Solution : 

To find the total number of students, add 1056 and 781.

=  1056 + 781

=  1837

So, 1837 students took part in the competition altogether. 

Problem 3 : 

William gave $1025 to his wife. After having given $1025 to his wife, he had $756 left. How much money did he have at first ?

Solution : 

To find the money in the beginning, add 1025 and 756.

=  1025 + 756

=  1781

So, William had $1781 at first.  

Problem 4 : 

In an Examination, Jack scored 600 marks and received grade B. If Jack had scored 150 more marks, he would have received grade A. Find the score for grade A. 

Solution : 

To find the score for grade A, add 600 and 150.

=  600 + 150

=  750

So, the score for grade A is 750.   

Problem 5 : 

Jack sold 1257 meatballs on Saturday. He sold 158 more meatballs on Sunday than on Saturday. How many meatballs did he sell altogether on these two days ?

Solution : 

Number of meatballs sold on Saturday : 

=  1257

Number of meatballs sold on Sunday : 

=  1257 + 158

=  1415

Number of meatballs sold on Saturday and Sunday altogether : 

=  1257 + 1415

=  2672

So, Jack sold 2672 meatballs altogether on Saturday and Sunday. 

Problem 6 : 

Joey participated in a dance-a-thon. His team started dancing at 10 A.M. on Friday and stopped at 6 P.M. on Saturday. How many hours did Joey’s team dance ?

Solution : 

From 10 A.M. Friday to 10 A.M. Saturday is 24 hours.

From 10 A.M. Saturday to 6 P.M. Saturday is another 8 hours.

Then, total hours is

=  24 + 8

=  32

So, Joey's team danced for a total of 32 hours.

Problem 7 : 

Jeff left Hartford at 2:15 P.M. and arrived in Boston at 4:45 P.M. How long did the drive take him ?

Solution : 

From 2:15 P.M. to 4:15 P.M. is 2 hours.

From 4:15 P.M. to 4:45 P.M. is another half hour.

Then, the total time is

=  2 hours + 0.5 hours

=  2.5 hours

=  2 hours 30 minutes

So, the drive took him for 2 hours 30 minutes. 

Problem 8 : 

Distance from place A to B is 50 miles, distance from place B to place C is two times the distance from place A to place B and the distance from Place C to place D is three-fourth of the distance from place B to place C. Find the distance from place A to place D. 

Solution : 

Distance from place A to place B : 

=  50 miles

Distance from place B to place C : 

=  2 ⋅ (Distance from A to B)

=  2 ⋅ 50 miles

=  100 miles

Distance from place C to place D : 

=  3/4 ⋅ (Distance from C to D)

=  3/4 ⋅ 100 miles

=  3 ⋅ 25

=  75 miles

Total distance (A to D) : 

=  (A to B) + (B to C) + (C to D)

=  50 + 100 + 75

=  225 miles

So, the distance from Place A to place D is 225 miles. 

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