Posted by **sierra (6th grade)** on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 5:34pm.

Kara has a thousand marbles. Kara's brother and his 9 friends steal 5 marbles each. Kara's brother gets caught and gives his marbles back. How many marbles does Kara have now?

Is it 1,060?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, January 25, 2010 at 5:43pm
No. Please try again. Remember the problem doesn't say that the brother's nine friends gave back the marbles they stole.

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**mb**, Monday, January 25, 2010 at 5:47pm
1000marbles = 10 people taking 5 each= 950 but since he gives back 5 the answer is 955

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**sierra (6th grade)**, Monday, January 25, 2010 at 5:50pm
So it is 955. I am sure. I see what I did wrong.

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