James has 74 new stamps and 24 old stamps. How many stamps does he have in total?
In order to find the total, we must take the number of new stamps and add the number of old stamps. This will tell us how many James has in total. So he has 74 new stamps and 24 old stamps. So we need to add these numbers together.
In order to add these numbers together, we first must stack them on top of each other. And then we add the ones place together. So four plus four gives us eight. And now we add the tens place together. Seven plus two is nine. Therefore, 74 plus 24 is equal to 98. Therefore, if James has 74 new stamps and 24 old stamps, he would have 98 stamps in total.