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Groz stole #a numbers from
your coins on Thursday and
#b numbers on Friday. How
many numbers did he steal?

Doug used to have #a
quarters. Groz stole the
2's off #b of them turning
them into nickels. How many
quarters are left?

Unfortunately, Zorja didn't
bake her earthworm muffins
long enough. Out of #a
worms, #b crawled away when
she left the muffins on a
plate. How many stayed?
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Some kids decided to trick
the Gruzzles with fake,
plastic worms. One Gruzzle
ate #b, the other ate #a.
How many eaten?

Gruzzles loved the plastic
worms! #a Gruzzles came to
the house looking for more.
#b of them wouldn't leave.
How many did go away?

#a Gruzzles discovered the
game of baseball. If #b
Gruzzles could play at one
time how many Gruzzles had to
wait on the sidelines?
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Zorja discovered banana
slugs. What a treat! She
ate #a on Monday and #b on
Tuesday. How many did she
eat on those 2 days?
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Gruzzillia collected #b pieces
of smelly garbage to give to
her Gruzzlefriend, Grozel.
He collected #a pieces for
her. How many pieces of
trash did they have together?

Your mom's paycheck is for #a
dollars. When the Gruzzles
begin to steal numbers, it is
suddenly reduced to #b. How
many dollars are missing?

You and your friend have a
contest to see who can eat
more pizza in a week. You eat
#a pieces and she eats #b.
How many more do you eat?

A speed limit sign by Alma's
house used to say #a miles
per hour. Now it says #b
miles per hour. How many
miles per hour did the
Gruzzles steal?

There are #a dogs on a beach
where dogs aren't allowed.
After a police woman comes,
#b dogs sneak off to hide.
How many are left?

Lupe has #a socks.
Her dog chews up #b of them.
How many does she have left?

Henry ate #a pies in 2 days!
He ate #b of them on the 1st
day. How many did he eat on
the 2nd day?

The planet, Flubulous, has #a
moons. Zardok looked up and
saw #b moons. How many moons
were missing?

Charlie had #a tadpoles. #b
of them grew up to be frogs.
How many tadpoles does he
have left?

Jan is raising rare ferns.
Before the dog ate some of
them, he had #a. If he
now has #b, how many did
the dog eat?
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Highway Patrolman Rusty
writes #a tickets for
reckless driving, and #b
fixit tickets. How many
total tickets does he
write?
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Rusty's bird, Boss, bites
Rusty #a times before
breakfast and #b times
after breakfast. How many
times did Rusty get bit?

Out of #a school days, Lupe
rides the bus home #b times.
The rest of the time, she
gets a ride from her Mom.
How many times does she get
rides from her Mom?

Lupe's cat has #a kittens that
need homes. Friends at school
are going to take #b. How many
more homes does Lupe need to
find?
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If Lupe gave #a kittens away
to kids in her class and #b
kittens to her sister's
boyfriend, how many did she
give away altogether?

Chris had #a action figures,
but his dog hid #b of them.
How many did he have left?
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One Gruzzle stole #a
numbers and another stole #b
numbers. How many numbers
did they steal?

Gruzzilla only steals
subtraction problems. Out of
#a problems only #b were sub
traction. How many problems
were not subtraction?
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Nathan rescued #a numbers and
Chris rescued #b. How many
did they rescue altogether?

Lupe and Jason rescued #a
numbers together. Lupe
rescued #b. How many did
Jason rescue?

Chris rescued #a numbers but
the Gruzzles sneaked in and
took #b back. How many did
Chris have then?

When the Gruzzles get #a
numbers the Glixerians will
give them a party. They need
#b more. Haw many do they
have now?
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The Gruzzles saw #a cats on
Tuesday and ran away
screaming. On Wednesday, #b
more cats came by to scare
Gruzzles. How many cats
altogether?
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Gruzzella made a wonderful
stew. She added #a snails
and #b banana slugs. How
many ingredients altogether?
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On Saturday, Jason's dog ate
#a pages of his homework. On
Sunday, the dog ate #b pages.
How many pages will Jason
have to do over?
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Gruzzles are terrified of
cats. When Gruzzilla saw a
cat she screamed #a times and
her friend, Grug, screamed #b
times. How many screams?
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The cats were getting pretty
tired of all the screaming.
#a cats meowed and #b cats
spit. How many mad cats?

You discovered that cats
scared away Gruzzles. You
have #a kittens and take #b
with you. How many cats
stayed at home?
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The cats decided to go out
scaring Gruzzles. #a went
East and #b went West. How
many cats went out looking
for Gruzzles?

The cats scared #a Gruzzles
on Thursday. Felix scared #b
of them all by himself. How
many did the other cats
scare?
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Glixerians adore slime mold.
One team of Gruzzles brought
back #a cases of mold and
another brought #b. How many
cases altogether?

The Supreme Glixerian
Commander had #a cases of
slime mold but ate #b of them
for lunch. How many were
left for dinner?

The Supreme Glixerian likes
his slime mold topped with
a snail. He has #a molds and
#b snails. How many molds
are NOT topped with snails?

The Gruzzles captured #a
cats. You freed #b of them.
How many cats are still in
the tentacles of the
Gruzzles?
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Jason's dog bit #a Gruzzles
on Wednesday and #b Gruzzles
on Thursday. How many
Gruzzles did he bite?
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Highway patrolmen Robert and
Rusty stop for doughnuts.
Robert eats #a doughnuts and
Rusty has #b. How many did
they eat altogether?
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Alice solved #a problems on
Monday and #b problems on
Tuesday. How many problems
did she solve altogether?
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A knight killed #a dragons in
3 days. The next week he
killed #b more. How many
dragons did he kill
altogether?
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Yesterday I picked #a flowers.
Today, I picked #b more.
How many do I have now?
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Kari had a bag of #a marbles.
Sarah gave her #b more. How
many marbles does she have
now?
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Melissa bought a ruler costing
#a cents and an eraser costing
#b cents. How much money did
she spend?

David has #a books in his
bookcase. He took down #b to
read. How many were left in
the bookcase?

Millie bought an ice cream
cone for #b cents. She
started out with #a cents.
How much money does she have
left?

Miranda's dad tells her she
can watch #a hours of TV
each day. If she has already
watched #b hours, how many
more can she watch?

Miranda's dad told her she
can watch #b hours of TV.
Uh oh! She is in trouble.
She has already watched
#a hours. How many extra
hours did she watch?
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In the pet store, Lupe sees
#a snakes in one cage and
#b snakes in another. How
many snakes were there
altogether?

There are #a goldfish for
sale in a pet store. If
Lupe buys #b, how many
are left?

Your address used to be #a
Front Street. After the
Gruzzles stole some numbers
it is #b Front Street. How
many did the Gruzzles steal?
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Your new address is #a. You
rescued #b from the Gruzzles
to add back to your address.
What is your address now?
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Your address is now #a.
Your neighbor's address is
#b. What is the sum of
these addresses?

You used to weigh #a pounds
until the Gruzzles stole
some numbers off your scale.
Now you weigh #b. How much
did the Gruzzles steal from
your scale?
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Groz stole #a numbers from
your neighbor's address and
#b numbers from your
address. How many numbers
did he steal in all?

You used to get #a cherries
in 8 ounces. Since the
Gruzzles stole some numbers
off the scale you only get
#b cherries in 8 ounces.
How many fewer cherries?

Your allowance used to be
$#a but since the Gruzzles
started stealing numbers you
only get $#b. How many $'s
did you lose because of the
Gruzzles?
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Your cat scared 2 Gruzzles.
One Gruzzle dropped #a
numbers and the other
dropped #b numbers. How
many numbers was your cat
able to recover ?
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Jason's dog chased #a
numberstealing garbage
trucks on Tuesday. He
chased #b on Wednesday. How
many trucks did he chase?

Jason's dog brought home #a
numbers that fell off the
truck. But he buried #b of
them. How many were left?
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Jason's dog buried #a socks
and #b shoes. How many
items did he bury
altogether?
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Jason's dog got together
with Lupe's cats and went out
scaring Gruzzles. The cats
scared #a Gruzzles and the
dog scared #b Gruzzles. How
many scared Gruzzles?
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The gruzzles stole #a dog
tag numbers one day and #b
the next day. How many
missing dogtag numbers?

Jason's dog license used to
have #a numbers in it but
now only has #b. How many
numbers did the Gruzzles
steal?

You phone book only has #b
numbers in it. It used to
have #a. How many numbers
did the Gruzzles steal?
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The Gruzzles stole #a
numbers from Lupe's phone
book and #b numbers from
Chris's phone book. How
many numbers altogether?
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Groz dropped #a numbers
while running away from
Lupe's cat. Gruzzillia
dropped #b numbers. How
many numbers did they drop?

Lupe's cat picked up #b
dropped numbers out of the
#a that the Gruzzles
dropped. How many were left
on the sidewalk?

After the Gruzzles dropped
#a numbers they sneaked back
and retrieved #b of them.
How many were left?

The cats went out and scared
Gruzzles. One Gruzzle
dropped #a numbers. His
friend grabbed #b of them
while he was running away.
How many were left?
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Lupe's Gruzzlefighting cat
had #a kittens. Sarah's cat
had #b kittens. How many
future Gruzzlefighting
kittens were born that day?

It turns out that #b of
Lupe's #a kittens are afraid
of Gruzzles. How many of
the kittens will grow up to
be good Gruzzlescarers?
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Lollipops were only #a cents
and taffy was only #b cents.
All Right! The Gruzzles
fixed inflation! How much
did Nathan pay if he bought
one of each?

Nathan's mom bought a case of
hotdogs. They would
normally cost $#a but they
now cost $#b. How much did
she save because of the
Gruzzles?

Ms. White, the store owner
saw cases of hotdogs reduced
from $#a to $#b. How much
did she lose?
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The store owner was really
upset that the Gruzzles were
stealing numbers off prices.
She got #a white cats and #b
black cats to scare them.
How many cats?
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#a flying nose Gruzzles
followed one truck and #b
wiggling X Gruzzles followed
another truck. How many
Gruzzles were following?
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On robot garbage truck
scooped up #a numbers and a
second truck got #b more.
How many numbers altogether?

The robot garbage truck
scooped up #a numbers but
Jason's dog sneaked #b off
the back. How many numbers
were left on the truck?
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Jason's dog sneaked #a
numbers away from the
Gruzzles one day and #b the
next. How many numbers did
he recover?
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Jason dug up #a numbers that
his dog had buried and found
#b numbers lying on the
street. How many numbers
did Jason get that day?

Jason had recovered #a
numbers. Late that night,
his dog crept into his room
and grabbed #b of them. How
many were left?

Jason chased his dog and
pulled #a slimy numbers out
of his mouth. #b were
chewed up and no good. How
many good numbers did Jason
get?
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Jason has no socks. He went
into the back yard and saw
#a socks in the doghouse and
dug up #b which had been
buried with dog bones. How
many socks did he find?
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#b of the socks Jason found
had teeth marks in them. #a
were ok. How many socks did
he find altogether?
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Jason found some very
strange socks in the dog
house. One sock had #a
holes in it and the other
had #b holes in it. How
many holes?

Groz stole #a speed limit
numbers in 2 days. He
stole #b of them the first
day. How many did he steal
on the second day?
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Jason's dog got back #b of
the numbers that Groz stole
from speed limit signs. Now
Groz only has #a numbers
left. How many numbers did
Groz start with?

A garbage truck collected #a
numbers but Lupe and Jodi
were able to get #b back.
How many numbers were left
in the garbage truck?
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Gruzzles hate ice cream.
(They prefer snails). Chris
threw #a globs of ice cream
at Groz and #b globs of ice
cream at Grazillia. How
many globs of ice cream?

There were #a scoops of ice
cream in the box. Nathan
threw #b scoops at the
Gruzzles. How many were
left for him to eat?
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Jason's dog took #a pieces
of Gruzzillia's garbage
collection. Now she only
has #b pieces. How many
pieces did she have before?

Gruzzillia had #a pieces of
garbage in her collection
but decided to get rid of
all green garbage. She
threw away #b pieces. How
many pieces were left?

Jason's dog buried #a socks
but had only #b socks after
Jason found some. How many
socks did Jason find?

Nathan is #a years old. At
least he was until the
Gruzzles stole some of his
age numbers. Now he is only
#b. How many years did the
Gruzzles steal from him?
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The Gruzzles stole #a years
from Chris's age and #b
years from Nathan's age.
How many years did the
Gruzzles steal from them?