We will learn how to solve different type of word problems on estimating the sum.

To solve any word math, we need to read each word carefully and select numbers carefully from the question to solve it.

**1.** Aaron bought 557 bags of brown rice and 368 bags of white
rice. Find the total number of bags bought by Aaron.

**Solution:**

Number of bags of brown rice = 557 Number of bags of white rice = 368 Total number of bags = 557 + 368 |

Therefore, total number of bags bought by Aaron is 925.

**2.** A library has large collection of books. There are 180
English books, 155 French books and 250 Science books. How many books are there
in all?

Number of English books = 180 Number of French books = 155 Number of Science books = 250 Total number of books = 180 + 155 + 250 |

Therefore, total number of are 585.

Worksheet on Word Problems on Estimating the Sum:

**Solve the following Word Problems on Estimating the Sum**

**1.** Ron has 58 crayons. His mother gave 5 more crayons to
him. How many crayons he has in all?

**2.** Jack wrote 28 pages and Shane wrote 38 pages in a day.
How many pages did both write in a day?

**3.** Mike sold 233 apples and 453 mangoes in a week. How many
total fruits did she sell in a week?

**4.** In a garden, there are 245 mango trees, 470 apple trees
and 119 lemon trees. How many trees are there in the garden?

**5.** In a school, there are 505 boys, 358 girls. How many
students are there in all?

**6.** During a cricket test match, Team A made 453 runs, Team B
made 290 runs and Team C made 208 runs. How many runs were made in all? Which
team won the match?

**7.** 394 people visited a food festival on Friday, 103 people
visited on Saturday and 208 people visited on Sunday. How many people visited
the food festival altogether in these days?

**8.** A flower shop has 265 roses and 37 dahlias for sale. How
many flowers are there in all?

**9.** Ken collected 85 stamps and Tony collected 186 stamps.
How many stamps did they collect in all?

**10.** A toy factory produced 278 and 678 toys on Monday and
Tuesday. How many toys were produced in all?

**11.** A fruit seller bought two boxes containing 342 and 277
mangoes. Find the total number of mangoes bought.

**12.** In a school, there are 390 girls and 589 boys. How many
total numbers of students are there in the school?

**13.** In an orchard, there are 722 mango trees and 135 apple
trees. How many trees are there in all?

**14.** 275 girl students and 603 boy students that came to
visit the zoo on Monday. How many students visited the zoo in all?

**15.** Nancy and her friends are preparing for a birthday
party. They baked 182 chocolate cookies yesterday and 108 cookies today. How
many cookies did they bake?

**16.** A shopkeeper has 275 blue pencils and 200 green pencils.
How many pencils does he have in all?

**17.** There are 227 students in class I, 362 students in class
II and 403 students in class III. How many students are there in all the three
classes?

**18.** Gary watched television for 521 minutes in one week and
478 minutes next week. How many minutes did he watch television in both the weeks?

**Answer:**

**1.** 63

**2.** 66

**3.** 686

**4.** 834

**5.** 863

**6.** 951, Team A

**7.** 705

**8.** 302

**9.** 271

**10.** 956

**11.** 619

**12.** 979

**13.** 857

**14.** 878

**15.** 290

**16.** 475

**17.** 992

**18.** 999 minutes

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