Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Multiplication Expressions


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A room with a length of 20 feet has an area of 180 square feet. What is the room's width?

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1. Sammy has drawn a circle on the ground with a radius of 4 feet. What is the diameter?

2. Sarah has just inherited her grandfather's apple orchard. Her grandfather has planted the apple trees in 8 rows of 6 trees each. How many apple trees does Sarah have in total?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Word problems are pretty common in daily life. This lesson will focus on how to interpret and solve word problems by using multiplication. Quiz questions will provide different examples to help deepen your understanding of how to solve various problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics are assessed by these tools:

  • How to calculate the width of a room
  • Diameter measurements
  • Using algebra to calculate a total
  • Solving word problems with multiplication
  • Finding a total value in a word problem

Skills Practiced

Students have the unique opportunity to practice these skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge about multiplication to solve word problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about writing out an algebraic expression
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge to interpret different word problems to solve them correctly

Additional Learning

Use the lesson entitled Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Multiplication Expressions as an extra resource to help you learn more on these topics:

  • How to convert word problems into numbers
  • Using variables in multiplication problems
  • Two examples used to review word problem solving skills