Solving word problems

Solving word problems is like being a detective!

The key is to read the questions very carefully.

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There are 17 people on the bus.

6 people get off at the first stop and 7 people get on.

How many people are now on the bus? 

17 people on the bus – 6 get off = 11 people on the bus

11 + 7 people that get on the bus = 18 people

The answer is 18 people.