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Word problems with multiplication often use a number of items that has a known value each – such as ‘three bags of marbles, each bag has 40 marbles’, ‘six RM5 note’, ‘six packs of eggs, each pack has 12 eggs’.**Multiplication Word Problems**

Examples:

1. A store owner was buying uniforms for his employees. If each of these stores needed eight uniforms how many uniforms would he need?

2. John bought two boxes of books at a yard sale. If each box had five books how many books did he buy?

3. An employee at a construction site earns eight dollars an hour. If he works eight hours in one week, how much money would he have earned?

4. A pet store sold five gerbils in one week. If each of the gerbils cost eight dollars, how much money would they have made?

**Examples of multiplication word problems**

1. There are four children at a party, and you want each child to have three cookies. How many cookies in total must you bake?

2. What is the product of 8 and 7?

More Lessons for Arithmetic

Math Worksheets

Word problems with multiplication often use a number of items that has a known value each – such as ‘three bags of marbles, each bag has 40 marbles’, ‘six RM5 note’, ‘six packs of eggs, each pack has 12 eggs’.

*Example: *

Ruth bought 6 bags of oranges from a stall. If each bag contains 8 oranges, how many oranges did she buy?

* Solution: *

[6 bags] × [8 oranges in each bag]

6 × 8 = 48 oranges

*Example: *

At a library there are 42 bookshelves. Each bookshelf has 6 rows of shelves. If 75 books can be stacked on each row of shelf, what is the total number of books that the library can hold?

* Solution: *

[42 bookshelves] × [6 rows] × [75 books]

42 × 6 × 75 = 18,900 books

Examples:

1. A store owner was buying uniforms for his employees. If each of these stores needed eight uniforms how many uniforms would he need?

2. John bought two boxes of books at a yard sale. If each box had five books how many books did he buy?

3. An employee at a construction site earns eight dollars an hour. If he works eight hours in one week, how much money would he have earned?

4. A pet store sold five gerbils in one week. If each of the gerbils cost eight dollars, how much money would they have made?

1. There are four children at a party, and you want each child to have three cookies. How many cookies in total must you bake?

2. What is the product of 8 and 7?

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