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They Just Know: Animal Instincts - Math Word Problems

 1. Four caterpillars are on a branch. If one is eaten by a blue jay, what fraction of the caterpillars remain?     3/4     1/3     4/3
 2. Butterflies have six legs. If there are seven butterflies in the meadow, how many legs are there in all?     13     35     42
 3. Three horn shark eggs are near the coral reef. If the ocean currents sweep two away, what fraction is left?     2/3     1/3     0/3
 4. Each ladybug has two antennae. If there are eight ladybugs in the field, how many antennae are there?     10     14     16
 5. There are five tadpoles and one frog in the pond. What fraction of the animals are tadpoles?     1/6     2/3     5/6
 6. Ten young frogs learn how to sing. If half are off-key, how many can hit the notes?     3     5     7
 7. Ninety sea turtles crawl out of their shells. If one third of the turtles reach the water, how many are still on the sand?     30     50     60
 8. A snake finds a nest with 5 eggs. If the snake eats 3, what fraction remain?     8/5     3/5     2/5
 9. Three spring peepers sit on a branch. If each eats 5 insects, how many insects have they caught?     18     15     12
 10. There are three human families, each with four people. How many people are there in all?     12     9     8