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In this lesson, we will learn how to write addition and subtraction of numerical expressions with numbers up to three digits to express a story problem.

Q1:

A mother elephant weighs 6 228 kg, and her baby weighs 1 540 kg. Using the + sign, how do you represent their total weight in kilograms?

Q2:

Amir was trying to sell his 62 toy cars in a yard sale. He sold 12 to one of his friends and later he sold 18 to one of his neighbors.

Which expression tells you how many toy cars he has left to sell?

Q3:

One month, Amir saved 3 221 LE and Ramy saved 1 537 LE. The total amount that they both saved is ( ⋯ + ⋯ ) L E .

Q4:

A mother bought two packs of sweets. One pack had 22 sweets, and the other had 18 sweets. She shared all the sweets equally between her two children. Which expression below tells you how many sweets each child received?

Q5:

A man has 24 543 LE. He wants to buy a flat that costs 37 589 LE. Write the operation that will tell him how much more money he needs.

Q6:

A farmer bought 5,341 sheep and 4,438 cows. Using the sign + , how can you represent the total number of animals he bought?

Q7:

To get to an event, 3 237 people travelled by train, and 2 641 people travelled by car. Use the plus sign ( + ) to write an expression for the total number of people.

Q8:

Fill in the blank: Ramy paid 32 301 LE for a house and 55 210 LE for a car. The total price for both was ( 3 2 3 0 1 5 5 2 1 0 ) L E .

Q9:

Fill in the blank: Shady has 71 144 LE and Nader has 5 050 LE. Together they have ( 7 1 1 4 4 5 0 5 0 ) L E .

Q10:

Bassem will be 89 years old in 2025. Fill in the gaps to make an expression which will tell us how old he was in 2008: − .

Q11:

A company bought two cars for 64 462 LE each and a motorbike for 11 231 LE. Write an expression for the total price using the + symbol.

Q12:

A ship sailed 3 002 km to Port A and then 4 625 km to Port B. Use the + sign to write an expression for the total distance the ship travelled in kilometres.

Q13:

A person had 50 257 LE and bought a house for 12 522 LE. Write the correct symbol in the gap so he can calculate how much money he has left:

Q14:

Mohammed paid 5 354 LE for a holiday. The flights cost 2 402 LE and the rest was for the hotel. Write an expression describing how much he paid for the hotel.

Q15:

A woman had 83 810 LE and then she spent 6 034 LE. Write the correct symbol in the gap so she can calculate how much money she has left: ( 8 3 8 1 0 6 0 3 4 ) .

Q16:

Karim bought a toy for 240 LE and a bicycle for 630 LE. Use the + symbol to write an expression for the amount of money Karim spent.

Q17:

A school has 548 students, and another one has 340 students. Using the sign + , how can the total number of students in both schools be represented?

Q18:

A television costs 3 417 LE. Use the + symbol to write an expression for the price of two televisions.

Q19:

A girl had 4 476 LE and then bought a mobile phone for 2 300 LE. Write the correct symbol in the gap so she can calculate how much money she has left:

Q20:

Fill in with the correct sign: Bassem bought a phone for 6 210 LE and a laptop for 1 040 LE. In total he paid ( 6 2 1 0 1 0 4 0 ) L E .

Q21:

Nabil bought a house for 82 676 LE and sold it for 93 896 LE. Write an expression for the profit using the subtraction ( − ) symbol.

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