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3rd Grade Word Problems (Multiplication & Division)


The following are some examples of 3rd Grade Word Problems for multiplication and division. These problems are solved with the help of block diagrams or bar models (Singapore Math).

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More Word Problems, More Grade 3 Math Topics, Singapore Math



Judy has 32 books. Her sister has 3 times as many books as she. How many books do they have altogether?


Step 1: Find the number of storybooks Judy’s sister has.

32 × 3 = 96
Judy’s sister has 96 books.

Step 2: Find the total number of books they have.

32 + 96 = 128
They have 128 books altogether.



Alice bought 5 boxes of apples. Each box contained 48 apples. She then put the apples equally into 8 bags. How many apples did she put in each bag?


Step 1: Find the total number of apples Alice bought.

48 × 5 = 240

Alice bought 240 apples altogether.

Step 2: Find the number of apples she put in each bag.

240 ÷ 8 = 30

She put 30 apples in each bag.

Example: Hilda and Tracy have a total of $400. Tracy has 7 times as much money as Hilda. How much money has Tracy?
Example: Sam bought 5 sets of phone cards. Jane bought 2 more sets than Sam. If there are 5 cards in a set, how many phone cards did Jane buy?

Example: There are 27 students in Ms. Austin's class. She groups her class into three teams that have an equal number of students. How many students are on each team?

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