Bunches of Balloons

Solution

Red 9
Yellow 7
Purple 5
Green 6

Explanation

Read the clues and color the balloons.

  1. Luis won 4 red balloons and 3 yellow balloons.

    Color 4 balloons red and 3 balloons yellow.

  2. Maddy won 2 purple balloons and 1 more yellow balloon than Luis did.
    Luis won 3 yellow balloons.

    3 yellow + 1 more yellow = 4 yellow

    Color 2 balloons purple and 4 balloons yellow.

  3. Sasha won 2 green balloons and 1 more red balloon than Luis did.
    Luis won 4 red balloons.

    4 red + 1 more red = 5 red

    Color 2 balloons green and 5 balloons red.

  4. Jake won 2 more green balloons than Sasha did and 1 more purple balloon than Maddy did.
    Sasha won 2 green balloons.

    2 green + 2 more green = 4 green

    Maddy won 2 purple balloons.

    2 purple + 1 more purple = 3 purple

    Color 4 balloons green and 3 balloons purple.


Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 1