# Addition Word Problems - 1-Digit Numbers

Math basic concept on addition word problems - 1-digit numbers for the
first grade. To understand the word
problems with different digits combinations read the question carefully and
follow the steps provided.

#### Worked-out examples on addition word problems – 1-digit numbers:

**1.** There are **5** red
rubber bands and **4** green rubber bands. How many rubber bands
are there in all?

You
can count up to add the numbers together. It is easier to start with the larger
number. Start from 5 and count up 4:

5,
6, 7, 8, 9

The sum is 9.

**Follow
the steps:**

Number of red rubber bands = 5

Number of green rubber bands = 4

Therefore, total number of rubber bands = 5 + 4 = 9

**2.** On
Saturday evening Kristen completed 3 pages in English homework and 3 pages in Math
homework. How many total number of pages did she completed her homework altogether?

You
can count up to add the numbers together. It is easier to start with the larger
number. Start from 3 and count up 3:

3,
4, 5, 6

The sum is 6.

**Follow
the steps:**

Number of pages Kristen completed in English homework = 3

Number of pages she completed in English homework = 3

Therefore, total number of pages she completed altogether = 3 + 3 = 6

**3.** A
pet-lover has **2** dogs and **4** cats in his house.
How many animals are there in his house in all?

You
can count up to add the numbers together. It is easier to start with the larger
number. Start from 4 and count up 2:

4,
5, 6

The sum is 6.

**Follow
the steps:**

Number of dogs in his house = 2

Number of cats in his house = 4

Therefore, total number of animals in his house = 2 + 4 = 6

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