Problem solving on multiplication will help us to get the idea on how to solve the basic multiplication statement problems.
1. Three groups of ponies are eating. There are 2 ponies in each group. How many ponies are there in all?
Number of groups of ponies = 3
Number of ponies in each group = 2
Therefore, total number ponies = 3 × 2 = 6
2. A coloring-pen cost 4 dollars. How many dollars Alex must have paid for 5 coloring-pens?
Cost of a coloring-pen = $4
Number of coloring-pens = 5
Therefore, cost of 5 coloring-pens = $4 × 5 = $20
3. Andy had 2 groups of toy kittens. There were 5 kittens in each group. He put all the kittens in a basket. How many kittens were in the basket?
Number of groups of toy kittens Andy had = 2
Number of kittens in each group = 5
Therefore, total number of kittens in the basket = 2 × 5 = 10
4. A table has 4 corners. In a classroom there are 8 tables. How many corners do 8 tables have in all?
Number of corners a table has = 4
Number of tables = 8
Therefore, total number of corners 8 tables have = 4 × 8 = 32
More examples on statement problem solving on multiplication:
5. John is 9 years old. His brother is 3 times older than him. How old is John’s brother?
Age of John = 9 years
Number of times his brother is older than John = 3
Age of John’s brother = 9 × 3 = 27 years
6. Mary is 5 years old. Her mother is 7 times as old as she is. How old is her mother?
Age of Mary = 5 years
Number of times her mother is older than Mary = 7
Age of her mother = 5 × 7 = 35 years