These addition word problems are great for ages 7 and older who are looking to improve their adding skills.

### Ryan built a gingerbread house with 243 jelly beans and 13 candy canes. How many pieces of candy did Ryan use in his gingerbread house?

256

• Explanation

First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of jelly beans and the number of candy canes Ryan used:
243 + 13
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 243 and 13:
243 + 13 = 256

### Gregor built a cabin with his friend. He collected 756 logs, and his friend collected 59 logs. How many logs did they collect?

815

• Explanation

First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of logs Gregor collected and the number of logs his friend collected:
756 + 59
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 756 and 59:
756 + 59 = 815

### Michaelâ€™s car broke down and he took out \$109 from his wallet to pay the towing company. After that, he had \$62 left in his wallet. How much money did Michael have in his wallet before his car broke down?

\$171

• Explanation

\$109 + \$62
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 109 and 62:
\$109 + \$62 = \$171

### One day at the office, the secretary used 683 small paper clips and 75 large paper clips. How many paper clips did the secretary use that day?

758

• Explanation

First write the addition number sentence. Add the numbers of paper clips:
683 + 75
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 683 and 75:
683 + 75 = 758

### A couple went on a camping trip for two weeks. They used 112 logs for their fire in the first week and 97 logs for their fire in the second week. How many logs did the couple burn during their two week camping trip?

209

• Explanation

112 + 97
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 112 and 97:
112 + 97 = 209

### A car dealer has 324 old cars. He receives 18 new cars. How many cars are now in the car dealership?

342

• Explanation

First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of old cars and the number of new cars:
324 + 18
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 324 and 18:
324 + 18 = 342

### To fill an order, the factory dyed 465 metres of fabric blue and 81 metres red. How many metres of fabric did the factory dye for that order?

546

• Explanation

465 + 81
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 465 and 81:
465 + 81 = 546

### Last week, Lionel and Debbie went on a road trip. Lionel drove 672 km and Debbie drove 74 km. In total, how many kilometers (km) did they drive?

746

• Explanation

672 + 74
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 672 and 74:
672 + 74 = 746

### Kirk made a Lego house with 639 blue Legos and 40 red Legos. How many pieces of Lego did Kirk use to build his Lego house?

679

• Explanation

639 + 40
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 639 and 40:
639 + 40 = 679