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Turtles In My Sandbox
 Math Word Problems
1.
Terrapin eggs are 1 Â¾ inches long and Â¾ inches wide. What is the difference in the eggâ€™s length and width?
2 2/4 inches
1 inch
1 6/8 inches
2.
A loggerhead sea turtle adult is 3 Â½ feet long. A female diamondback terrapin is 9 inches long. How much bigger is the loggerhead sea turtle than the diamondback terrapin?
12 Â½ feet
2 feet 9 inches
4 feet 3 inches
3.
The desert tortoise is 14 inches long and the diamondback terrapin is 9 inches long. How much longer is the desert tortoise than the diamondback terrapin?
5 inches
1 foot 2 inches
1 foot 11 inches
4.
The loggerhead sea turtle adult is 3 Â½ feet long. A desert tortoise is 14 inches long. How much longer is the loggerhead turtle than the desert tortoise?
2 feet 4 inches
28 inches
Both of these answers are correct
5.
Maggie separated the 9 turtles into 3 tanks. If the turtles are distributed evenly, how many turtles are there in each tank?
2 turtles in the first tank, 3 in the second tank, and 4 in the third tank
3 turtles in each of the three tanks
9 turtles in the first tank and no turtles in the other two tanks
6.
10 eggs were laid but only 9 hatched. How many did not hatch?
1 egg
19 eggs
10 eggs
7.
Maggie put 2 inches of water in a tank that is 16 inches tall. How many inches of the tank are not filled with water?
12 inches
18 inches
14 inches
8.
4 of the 9 turtles were male. How many are female?
5 females
13 females
4 females
9.
At lunch, Scamp ate 2 worms, Freckles ate 1 worm, and Popper ate 3 worms. How many worms did Scamp, Freckles and Popper eat altogether?
3 worms
9 worms
6 worms
10.
A diamondback terrapin lays between 4 eggs and 18 eggs every time they breed. What is the range in the number of eggs a female diamondback can lay?
22 eggs
18 eggs
14 eggs
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