- I know how to solve 2-step word problems using addition, subtraction and multiplication.
How to solve 2-step word problems?
Solving 2-step word problems requires breaking down the problem into usually 2 smaller steps and applying the 2 appropriate operations in sequence to find the solution.
Here are the general steps you can follow to solve a 2-step word problem:
- Read the problem carefully and identify what you are being asked to solve. It’s important to understand the problem fully before you start working on it.
- Identify the key information given in the problem. This includes any numbers, units of measurement, or other relevant details.
- Determine what mathematical operations are required to solve the problem. In a 2-step word problem, there are typically two operations that need to be performed in sequence.
- Perform the two operations.
- Check your answer to make sure it makes sense in the context of the problem.
Have a look at this video if you need to learn how to 2-step word problems.
Try to solve the following word problems and then check your answers:
1. Paul has 3 times as many apples as Sarah. If Sarah has 6 apples, how many apples do Paul and Sarah have altogether?
2. The Turner family uses 550 liters of water per day. The Hill family uses 3 times as much water per day. How much water does the Hill family use per week?
3. Jayden has 30 marbles. Elvis than 4 times as many as Jayden. Presley has 20 fewer than Elvis. How many marbles does Presley have?
4. Jennifer has 55 pink beads. Stella has 3 times as many beads as Jennifer. Tiah has 12 more beads than Stella. How many beads does Tiah have?
5. The small copier makes 400 copies each day. The large copier makes 5 times as many copies each day. How many copies does the large copier make each week?
6. Jared sold 190 Boy Scout chocolate bars. Matthew sold three times as many as Jared. Gary sold 297 fewer than Matthew. How many bars did Gary sell?
7. A toy store has 24 red cars and 32 blue cars. If they sell 18 red cars, how many cars are left in the store?
8. Chrissy’s new sticker book has 30 flower stickers, 21 smiley face stickers and 39 heart stickers. Chrissy’s six friends also own the same sticker book. How many stickers do Chrissy and her six friends have altogether?
9. 1 balloon costs 26 cents, 1 lollipop cots 11 cents and 1 braclet costs 33 cents. Each party guest receives a bag with 1 balloon, 1 lollipop, and 1 bracelet. What is the total cost for 9 guests?
10. Julie bought 3 pairs of sandals. Each pair of sandals weigh 1,100 grams. All 3 pairs of sandals together weigh 239 grams more than her winter boots. What is the weight of Julie’s winter boots?
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