Lesson XXIII


This is the final lesson in the ADDITION section of the Primary Math book.

Aha, HERE are the story problems!  (Finally.)

A little bit of everything, from peaches to fishes…  I spend all my money buying hats and coats…  And, by the way, how much did that farmer get for his apples and butter and wood?



1. Mary paid 5 cents for ribbon, 4 cents for thread, and 3 cents for tape; how much did she pay for all?

SOLUTION.–Mary paid for all 5 cents and 4 cents and 3 cents, which are 12 cents.

2. Joseph caught 6 fishes, Samuel 3, and Henry 5: how many fishes did they all catch?

3. A boy spent 7 cents for candy, 3 cents for cakes, and 6 cents for apples: how much did he spend?

4. Six peaches and 3 peaches and 6 peaches are how many peaches?

5. Eight dollars and two dollars and eight dollars are how many dollars?

6. Jane has 2 pins, and Mary gives her 4; she then finds 7 more: how many pins has she?

7. James has 4 marbles: he buys 6 at a store, and Edward gives him 7 more: how many marbles has he then?

8. I buy a hat for 4 dollars, a vest for 5 dollars, and a coat for 10 dollars, when I find that I have spent all my money: how much money had I?

9. A farmer sold a barrel of apples for three dollars, a tub of butter for nine dollars, and a load of wood for seven dollars: how much did her receive for all?

10. I buy four apples for 7 cents, two pears for 3 cents, and five oranges for 10 cents: how much do I spend?

11. I buy 2 apples of one man for 2 cents, 6 of another for 5 cents, and 7 of another for 10 cents: how many apples do I buy?  How many cents do I spend?

12. John bought 5 pears for 6 cents, 3 pears for 4 cents, and 2 pears for 5 cents: how many pears did he buy?  How much did they all cost?


Rays woodcutborder

Back to Primary Math

Go to Lesson XXIV

Return to Ray’s Arithmetic Home


Question or Comment?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: