Two-Digit Addition Word Problems

Word Problems

Your school is having a bake sale! You help your sister make36 cupcakes.She makesanother 48 cupcakesfor you. How many cupcakes do you havetotal?

How can we figure this out?Â

We need to write an equation! â

Did you find any **keywords? **

**Keywords **give you a hint about what equation to write.

This problem has one keyword - **total.**Â

It means we're going to add! đ¤

We need to add:Â

36 + 48 = ?

Whatâs the first step to solving the equation?Â

Put the numbers in **column form!**

Now, we can add starting with the ones column.

6 + 8 is 14. But we can only put one digit in the Ones place.

We need to carry the 1 to the Tens column!

Now, we can add the Tens column:

1 + 3 + 4 = 8

Thatâs it! The answer is 84.

Youâll have 84 cupcakes for the bake sale.Â

Letâs try another one!

You are running for student council. You get 22 votes from other second graders and 17 votes from third graders. How many votes did you get in total?

Letâs write an equation first:

22 + 17 = ?

Now, letâs stack the equation:

Add the Ones:

And the Tens:

Great work! đŞ Now, you're ready to solve word problems!

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