Word Problems on Multiplication

Solved examples on word problems on multiplication.

1. For a school trip 6 buses were hired. Each bus carried 42 children. How many children went on the trip?

Solution:

Step I. Read and understand the word problem carefully.

Step II. Which operation is involved? Decide.

1 bus carries                                                42 children

Total number of buses                              ×    6 children

6 buses carry (6 times 42 children)              252 children

So, 252 children went on the trip.

2. The product of two numbers is 96. If one number is 8, find the other.

Solution:

Step I. Make the sum

Step II. Recall the facts about multiplication that each multiplication fact has two division facts.

 Multiplicand × Multiplier = Product

  ________  ×       8       = 96

Division fact for the multiplication fact. 96 ÷ 8 = 12

So, the other number is 12.


3. A fruit vendor packed 260 cherries in 1 box. He had 32 boxes with him. Find the total number of cherries in his boxes.

Solution:

1 box carries cherries = 260

Total number of boxes = 32

32 boxes carry cherries = 260 × 32

So, 8320 cherries are there in 32 boxes.

                260

            ×   32

                520

              7800

              8320


4. A swimming pool is filled with 2067 litres of water. Find the water in 48 such swimming pools?

Solution:

1 swimming pool has water = 2067 litres

Total number of such swimming pools = 48

48 swimming pools will have water = 2067 × 48 litres

So, 48 such swimming pools will have 99216 litres of water.

             2067

           ×   48

           16536

           82680

           99216

Note:

If we have to find the value of many items and the value of 1 of them is given, we multiply.




3rd Grade Math Lessons

From Word Problems on Multiplication to HOME PAGE




Didn't find what you were looking for? Or want to know more information about Math Only Math. Use this Google Search to find what you need.



New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below. Ask a Question or Answer a Question.

Share this page: What’s this?

Recent Articles

  1. Types of Fractions |Proper Fraction |Improper Fraction |Mixed Fraction

    Jul 12, 24 03:08 PM

    Fractions
    The three types of fractions are : Proper fraction, Improper fraction, Mixed fraction, Proper fraction: Fractions whose numerators are less than the denominators are called proper fractions. (Numerato…

    Read More

  2. Worksheet on Fractions | Questions on Fractions | Representation | Ans

    Jul 12, 24 02:11 PM

    Worksheet on Fractions
    In worksheet on fractions, all grade students can practice the questions on fractions on a whole number and also on representation of a fraction. This exercise sheet on fractions can be practiced

    Read More

  3. Fraction in Lowest Terms |Reducing Fractions|Fraction in Simplest Form

    Jul 12, 24 03:21 AM

    Fraction 8/16
    There are two methods to reduce a given fraction to its simplest form, viz., H.C.F. Method and Prime Factorization Method. If numerator and denominator of a fraction have no common factor other than 1…

    Read More

  4. Conversion of Improper Fractions into Mixed Fractions |Solved Examples

    Jul 12, 24 12:59 AM

    To convert an improper fraction into a mixed number, divide the numerator of the given improper fraction by its denominator. The quotient will represent the whole number and the remainder so obtained…

    Read More

  5. Conversion of Mixed Fractions into Improper Fractions |Solved Examples

    Jul 12, 24 12:30 AM

    Conversion of Mixed Fractions into Improper Fractions
    To convert a mixed number into an improper fraction, we multiply the whole number by the denominator of the proper fraction and then to the product add the numerator of the fraction to get the numerat…

    Read More