Question Video: Adding Four-Digit Numbers to Solve Word Problems Mathematics

Noah and Anthony are playing a game. Noah scores 2,568 points, and Anthony scores 1,287 points more than Noah. How many points does Anthony score in total?

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Noah and Anthony are playing a game. Noah scores 2,568 points, and Anthony scores 1,287 points more than Noah. How many points does Anthony score in total?

In this word problem, we’re being asked to calculate the total number of points that Anthony scored in the game. We know that Noah scored 2,568 points and Anthony scores 1,287 points more than Noah. We can represent the quantities in this problem using a bar model. We know that Noah scored 2,568 points and Anthony scored 1,287 points more than Noah. So to find Anthony’s total score, we’re going to need to add together the two parts in our bar model, 2,568 plus 1,287. And we can use the standard written method to calculate the answer.

We know that eight ones and seven ones gives us 15 and we need to exchange. Six 10s plus eight 10s gives us a total of 14 10s plus the one we exchanged is 15. Five 100s plus two 100s is seven 100s plus the one we exchanged gives us a total of eight 100s. And two 1,000s plus one 1,000 gives us a total of three 1,000s. 2,568 plus 1,287 equals 3,855. If Noah scores 2,568 points and Anthony scores 1,287 more points, then Anthony’s total score is 3,855 points. We used a bar model to represent the quantities in our word problem. We realized we needed to add, so this helped us to write our equation. Then we calculated our answer. The total number of points Anthony scored is 3,855.

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