Challenge Exercises Integer Word Problems

Challenge Exercises Integer Word Problems

Directions: Read each question below. Click once in an ANSWER BOX and type in your answer; then click ENTER. After you click ENTER, a message will appear in the RESULTS BOX to indicate whether your answer is correct or incorrect. To start over, click CLEAR. Each answer should be given as a positive or a negative integer. Do not enter commas in your answers.

Hints: Always double check the sign of your answer. Does it make sense for the problem? When subtracting integers, be sure to subtract the smaller integer from the larger integer. The smaller integer is farther to the left on the number line.


1. Mt. Everest, the highest elevation in Asia, is 29,028 feet above sea level. The Dead Sea, the lowest elevation, is 1,312 feet below sea level. What is the difference between these two elevations?
ANSWER BOX:  feet  

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2. In Buffalo, New York, the temperature was -14°F in the morning. If the temperature dropped 7°F, what is the temperature now?
ANSWER BOX: °F  

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3. A submarine was situated 800 feet below sea level. If it ascends 250 feet, what is its new position?
ANSWER BOX:  feet  

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4. Maggie owes the candy store $35. Each of 5 friends will help her pay off her debt. How much will each friend pay?
ANSWER BOX: $     Hint

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5. Roman Civilization began in 509 B.C. and ended in 476 A.D. How long did Roman Civilization last? 
ANSWER BOX:  years  

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6. Lilly bought 4 pairs of blue jeans at $32 each. How much money did she pay the clerk?
ANSWER BOX: $     Hint

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7. A submarine was situated 450 feet below sea level. If it descends 300 feet, what is its new position?
ANSWER BOX:  feet  

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8. In the Sahara Desert one day it was 136°F. In the Gobi Desert a temperature of -50°F was recorded. What is the difference between these two temperatures?
ANSWER BOX: °F  

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9. The Punic Wars began in 264 B.C. and ended in 146 B.C. How long did the Punic Wars last?
ANSWER BOX:  years     Hint

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10.  Metal mercury at room temperature is a liquid. Its melting point is -39°C. The freezing point of alcohol is-114°C. How much warmer is the melting point of mercury than the freezing point of alcohol?
ANSWER BOX: °C     Hint

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