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Word Problem – Equation for Crayons

by Rachael

Write an equation to find original number of crayons

Bob has some crayons to use in class.

     • Missing crayons

         - He carelessly lost 84 crayons

         - His teacher took 2 of his crayons.

What expression would be used to find the original amount of crayons?

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Sep 04, 2012
Equation for Crayons
by: Staff


(original number of crayons) = (number of crayons Bob still has) + (84 lost crayons) + (2 crayons taken by teacher)

The problem statement does not list how many boxes of crayons Bob started with.

You can buy a box of Crayola crayons with 96 crayons in the box. The box comes with a built-in sharpener and assorted colors.

If Bob started with 96 crayons from the big Crayola box, he would have 10 left (after he lost 84 and his teacher took 2).

Thanks for writing.


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