Multiplication Word Problem

In this page multiplication word problem1 we are going to see the first problem using the concept multiplying fractions.First you can find the question,then you can get basic idea for that problem then you can find solution with detailed steps.

Question 1:

If a tailor uses ¾ m of cloth to make a skirt,how much cloth does he need for 7 skirts?

Basic idea:

In this problem a tailor uses ¾ m of cloth to make a skirt.Now we need to find how much cloth does he need for 7 skirts.To solve this problem we have to use the concept of multiplication.In this problem we know the cloth required for one shirt.To find cloth required for 7 shirts.We have to multiply 7 with  ¾.

Solution:

Length of cloth needed for one skirt = ¾ m

Length of cloth needed for 7 skirts = 7 x ¾

                                              = (7 x 3)⁄4
                    
                                              = 21⁄4

                                              = 5 ¼ m

Question 2:


John made 5 cups of tea. She used ¾ teaspoonful of sugar for each cup of tea. How many teaspoonful of sugar did she use in all?

Basic idea:

In this problem John made 5 cups of tea. She used ¾ teaspoonful of sugar for each cup of tea. Now we need to find how many teaspoonful of sugar did she use in all.To solve this problem we have to use the concept of multiplication.For that we have to multiply both 5 and ¾ to get the final answer.

Solution:

Total no of cups of tea made by John  = 5 

Quantity of sugar to make one cup of tea  =  ¾

Quantity of sugar to make 5 cups of tea  =  5 x ¾
                                                                                                           = (5x3)⁄4

                                                       = 15/4

                                                       = 3 ¾

Question 3:


Mary bought 4⁄3 kg  of beef. She cooked  ¾ kg of it for lunch. How much beef did she cook?

Basic idea:

In this problem Mary had bought 4/3 g of beef and she cooked ¾ kg of beef. Now we need to find how much beef did she cook.To solve this we need to use the concept of multiplication.

Solution:

Quantity of beef that she bought = 4⁄3 kg

Quantity of beef that she cooked = 3⁄4 kg

Remaining quantity of beef after used =  (4⁄3) x (3⁄4)

                                                   =  (4x3)/12
                                                   
                                                   =   12⁄12

                                                   = 1 kg






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