- I know how to solve multi-step word problems using addition, subtraction and multiplication.
How to solve multi-step word problems?
Multi-step word problems can be solved by breaking them down into smaller, manageable steps. Here are some general steps you can follow to solve multi-step word problems:
Step 1. 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.
Step 2. Identify the key information given in the problem. This includes any numbers, units of measurement, or other relevant details.
Step 3. Determine what mathematical operations are required to solve the problem. In a multi-step word problem, there are typically two or operations that need to be performed in sequence.
Step 4. Perform the operations.
Step 5. 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 solve multi-step word problems.
Try to solve the following word problems and then check your answers:
- Over the summer, Kate earned $180 each week for 7 weeks. Of that money, she spent $375 on a new computer and $137 on new clothes. How much money did she have left?
- A pair of jeans costs $90. A jean jacket costs twice as much. What is the total cost of a jean jacket and 4 pairs of jeans?
- Michael earns $9 per hour and he works 28 hours each week. David earns $8 per hour and he works 40 hours each week. After 6 weeks, how much more money did David earn compared to Michael?
- Sarah bought a shirt on sale for $35. The original price of the shirt was 3 times that amount. Sarah also bought a pair of shoes on sale for $28. The original price of the shoes was 5 times that amount. How
much in total did the shirt and shoes cost before they went on sale?
- Sylvia weighed 8 pounds when she was born. By her first birthday, her weight had tripled. By her second birthday, she had gained 12 more pounds. At that time, Sylvia’s father weighed 5 times as much as she did. What was Sylvia and her dad’s combined weight?
- Three boxes weighing 128 pounds each and one box weighing 254 pounds were loaded onto the back of an empty truck. A crate of apples was then loaded onto the same truck. If the total weight loaded onto the truck was 1,000 pounds, how much did the crate of apples weigh?
- In one month, Charlie read 814 pages. In the same month, his mom read 4 times as many pages as Charlie, and that was 143 pages more than Charlie’s dad read. What was the total number of pages read by Charlie and his parents?
- All 3,000 seats in a theater are being replaced. So far, 5 sections of 136 seats and a sixth section containing 348 seats have been replaced. How many more seats do they still need to replace?
- Computer Depot sold 762 reams of paper. Paper Palace sold 3 times as much paper as Computer Depot and 143 reams more than Office Supply Central. How many reams of paper were sold by all three stores combined?
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