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

### A puppy has 4 claws on each foot. How many claws does the puppy have in total?

16

• Explanation

Remember that puppies have four feet. If they have 4 claws on each foot, then:
4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 16

### 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

### Michael’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

### Rachel made 142 grams of marmalade. She also made 27 grams of apricot jam. In all, how many grams of jam do they have?

169

• Explanation

142 + 27
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 142 and 27:
142 + 27 = 169

### Nick had to write two essays for homework. The one essay had to be 530 words long and the other had to be 90 words long. How many words did Nick have to write in total?

620

• Explanation

530 + 90
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 530 and 90:
530 + 90 = 620

### Lawrence has a treasure chest of coins. Inside, there are 767 gold coins and 27 silver coins. How many coins are in the chest?

794

• Explanation

767 + 27
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 767 and 27:
767 + 27 = 794

### Romee wants to be a professional football player. She kicks the ball 823 times on Saturday and 120 times on Sunday. How many times did she kick the ball that weekend?

943

• Explanation

First write the addition number sentence. Add the number of times she kicked the ball:
823 + 120
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 823 and 120:
823 + 120 = 943

### Darrel finished reading a book over two days. He read 322 pages on the first day and 54 pages on the second. How long was the book?

376

• Explanation

322 + 54
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 322 and 54:
322 + 54 = 376

### A builder is building a house. First he lay 193 bricks, then he lay 29 bricks. How many bricks did the builder lay?

222

• Explanation

193 + 29
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 193 and 29:
193 + 29 = 222

### A man is feeding bread to 28 pigeons in a park. The bread attracts another 81 pigeons. How many pigeons is the man feeding now?

109

• Explanation

28 + 81
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 28 and 81:
28 + 81 = 109

### There are 139 cars stuck in traffic. Another 32 cars arrive. How many cars are now stuck in traffic?

171

• Explanation

139 + 32
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 139 and 32:
139 + 32 = 171

### Sydney has \$312 in bitcoin. The Bitcoin price rises and makes the value of her coins \$82 more. What is the value of her coins now?

394

• Explanation

312 + 82
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 312 and 82:
312 + 82 = 394

### There are 429 children in a school. Another 90 children enroll in the school. How many children are now enrolled at the school?

519

• Explanation

429 + 90
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 429 and 90:
429 + 90 = 519

### A bakery usually bakes 490 croissants a day. Today they baked 37 more than usual. How many croissants did they bake today?

527

• Explanation

490 + 37
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 490 and 37:
490 + 37 = 527

### A dog parlour needs to groom 183 dogs. Another 17 dogs get booked in for grooming. How many dogs does the dog parlour have to groom now?

200

• Explanation

183 + 17
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 183 and 17:
183 + 17 = 200

### You have 282 songs in a playlist. You add another 23 songs. How many songs are now in the playlist?

305

• Explanation

282 + 23
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 282 and 23:
282 + 23 = 305

### A clothing store has 438 dresses on display. They receive another 82 dresses from their supplier. How many dresses does the clothing store have on display now?

520

• Explanation

438 + 82
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 438 and 82:
438 + 82 = 520

### Sophie is driving 210 kilometers from Paris to Le Mans. She decides to not stop in Le Mans, but drive for another 180 kilometers to Nantes. How far is the drive from Paris to Nantes?

390

• Explanation

210 + 180
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 210 and 180:
210 + 180 = 390

### Walter is driving 70 kilometers from Dortmund to Düsseldorf. He decides to not stop in Düsseldorf and continue his journey another 45km to Cologne. How far did Walter drive on his journey from Dortmund to Cologne?

115

• Explanation

70 + 45
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 70 and 45:
70 + 45 = 115

### Finn is driving 78 kilometers from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. Once he got to Rotterdam, he decided to continue his journey to Eindhoven which is 111 kilometers away. How far did Finn end up driving from Amsterdam to Eindhoven?

189

• Explanation

78 + 111
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 78 and 111:
78 + 111 = 189

### Noah has €849 in his bank account. He receives €35 for his birthday. How much money does Noah have in his bank account now?

€884

• Explanation

€849 + €35
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 849 and 35:
€849 + €35 = €884

### Daan has €522 in his savings account. After one year, he earned an additional €26 in interest. How much money does Daan have in his savings account now?

€548

• Explanation

€522 + €26
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 522 and 26:
€522 + €26 = €548

### Lucas has \$905 in his savings account. After one year, he earned an additional \$45 in interest. How much money does Lucas now have in his savings account?

\$950

• Explanation

\$905 + \$45
Now complete the addition number sentence by finding the sum of 905 and 45:
\$905 + \$45 = \$950