Perform the indicated computations on a calculator. To check your answer, turn the calculator upside down and read a word answer. A clue is given for each problem.

Calculation........Numerical Answer.........Clue......................Word Answer

1. (354 x 15) + 7__________What you should never tell____________

2. 48, 450 Ö 6____________A messy person_____________________

3. 882 - 32______________Opposite of buy_____________________

4. 463 x 79 - 1469________The capitol of Idaho__________________

5. 1911 x 3______________Snake-like fish_____________________

6. 193 + 879_____________It rings___________________________

7. 106 x 35 - 5___________The bottom of a shoe_________________

8. 842 + 72______________To make dirty______________________

9. 1377 x 4______________Person in charge____________________

10. 2875 x 2463__________They sting_________________________

11. 250 x 140 + 7_________Opposite of tight____________________

12. 25 x 2564 - 6382______Have to be paid each month____________

Make up some problems like this of your own.

DID YOU KNOW???

One of the first calculators was invented by Pascal, when he was only 18 years old, to help his father with his work. Because of this, a computer language was named PASCAL.

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