Multiplication Word Problems

In these lessons, we will learn to solve math word problems that involve multiplication, using bar models or tape diagrams.

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Here are some examples of multiplication word problems. The examples and solutions will illustrate how to use the block diagrams (Singapore Math) method or Tape Diagrams (Common Core) to solve word problems. Go to Math Word Problems for more examples.

How to solve multiplication word problems that involves comparing amounts using bar models?

Rowan and Emma each had an equal number of popsicles. After Rowan ate 25 popsicles and Emma ate 31 popsicles, Rowan had twice as many as Emma. How many popsicles did they each have at first?

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In a basketball game, Marc, Jackson, and Cole scored 106 points altogether. Marc scored 15 more points than Jackson. Jackson scored 7 fewer than Cole. How many points did Cole score?

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Peter bought 32 chocolate bars at 4 for $3. He ate two of them and sold the rest at 3 for $4. How much money did he earn?

Multiplying fractions word problems


  1. At the animal shelter 4/6 of the animals are cats. Of the cats 1/2 are male. What fraction of the animals at the shelter are male cats?

  2. A taco recipe called for 2/3 cup of cheese per taco. If Andrew wanted to make 3 tacos, how much cheese would he need?

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