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# How to add two numbers up to five digits word problems

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#### Step 1: IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM

To identify the problem, read the problem very carefully and highlight facts such as what the problem wants you to solve numbers and important keywords.

• For instance, if it is an addition word problem, these are the most important keywords you’ll see: add, plus, more, total, increase, together/altogether, combined, sum, grow, join, both, etc.
• ***One key Element for learners to understand is that they should not always rely on keywords alone. That is to say; the same keyword can have different meanings in different word problems.
• For this reason, we reiterate on the importance of reading the question very carefully to understand the situation that the word problem is describing, then figure out exactly which operation to use***

#### Step 2: STRATEGIZE AND DETERMINE THE OPERATIONS

How will you solve or tackle the problem?

One key thing you should remember is that each word problem may require a different format. Hence, the key points below will enable young math learners to tackle any format however it comes.

• First, the keyword in the word problem will help clarify the operation that you need to carry out.
• On the other hand, know that you must not rely merely on keywords. Also, try to understand the situation that the problem is describing.

#### Step 3: SET UP A NUMBER SENTENCE AND AN EQUATION

• After knowing which operation will perform, construct short phrases to represent the given word problem. This visual representation of the most vital information makes it easier to solve the word problem.
• Then, write down a numerical equation representing the information given in the word problem.

#### Step 4: SOLVE THE PROBLEM

Now, after writing down the math problem (numerical equation), you can go ahead and solve the problem using any addition method of your choice, preferably the column method. Another key thing to remember is to include the unit of measurement in the final result.

Finally, check your work to make sure that your answer is correct. For instance, estimate the answer and see if it is close to what you expected. However, if the answer is not what you expected, go back to step one and start all over again.

### Examples on how to add two digit numbers up to five digits word problems

#### Example One

Charles is a car dealer. Yesterday, he sold two cars for \$47,523 and \$3,210, respectively. How much did he make yesterday in all?

Step 1: The important numbers here are \$47,523 and \$3,210. The keyword(s) found in the word problem is “in all.”

Step 2: Next, ask yourself, “How can I solve this problem?” The keyword “in all” found in the word problem calls for an addition operation.

Now, we have to construct short sentences to represent the given word problem.

Step 3: Now, construct short phrases to represent the given word problem. Also, write down a numerical equation representing the information given in the word problem.

• Cost of one car = \$47,523.
• Cost of the other car = \$3,210.
• Therefore, the total cost of the two cars = the cost of one car + the cost of the other.

\$47,523 + \$3,210 = ?

Step 4: Last but not least, from step 3 above, stack the values in the equation you formed so that their place values should line up. Then, go ahead and add the values. Also, do not forget to include the unit of measurement in the final answer.

So, he made \$50,733 yesterday in all.

Step 5: Finally, check your work to ensure your answer is correct. For example, estimate the answer and see if it is close to what you expected. However, if the answer is not what you expected, go back to step one and start all over again.

#### Example two

A public library has 6,789 art books and 75,256 science books. Find the total number of arts and science books in the library.

Step 1:First, the important numbers here are 6,789 and 75,256. The keyword(s) found in the word problem is “total.”

Step 2:Next, ask yourself, “How can I solve this problem?” You see that the keyword found in the word problem calls for an addition operation.

Step 3: Then, construct short phrases to represent the given word problem and write down a numerical equation that represents the information in the word problem.

• Number of art books in the library = 6,789
• Number of science books in the library = 75,256
• Therefore, the total number of art and science books in the library = the number of art books in the library + the number of science books in the library

6,789 + 75,256 = ?

Step 4:Last but not least, from step 3 above, stack the values in the equation you formed so that their place values should line up. Then, go ahead and add the values. Also, add the unit of measurement to your final answer.

Using the long multiplication method, we have

So, there are 82,045 arts and science books in the library.

Step 5: Finally, check your work to ensure your answer is correct. For example, estimate the answer and see if it is close to what you expected. However, if the answer is not what you expected, go back to step one and start all over again.