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Word Problem Key Words and Phrases

Key Words and Phrases that help student to decide whether to add, subtract, multiply, or divide a word problem.
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Sum
Add
Plus
Add
And
Add
Increase
Add
In All
Add
Total
Add
All together
Add
Combined
Add
Difference
Subtract
Fewer
Subtract
Left
Subtract
Lost
Subtract
Remain
Subtract
Fell
Subtract
Dropped
Subtract
Minus
Subtract
Less Than
Subtract
More Than
Subtract
Decrease
Subtract
How many more?
Subtract
How many less?
Subtract
How much more?
Subtract
How much less?
Subtract
How many fewer?
Subtract
How many greater?
Subtract
How much fewer?
subtract
How much greater?
Subtract
How much heavier?
Subtract
How much lighter?
Subtract
How much older?
subtract
How much younger?
subtract
How much taller?
subtract
How much shorter?
subtract
How much longer?
subtract
How much change?
subtract
How much farther?
subtract
Product
multiply
times
multiply
Multiplied by
Multiply
of
Multiply
Quotient
divide
each
divide
divide evenly
Divide
cut
divide
split
divide
Per
divide
half
divide by 2
How many groups?
Divide
Share equally
divide
Equal Pieces
divide
Put in equal groups
divide