Worksheet: Word Problems: The Four Operations

In this worksheet, we will practice solving multistep problems that include multiplying two two-digit numbers.

Q1:

A girl walks 5 kilometers in 60 minutes at a constant speed. If she continues walking at this speed, how many kilometers will she walk in 120 minutes?

Q2:

A small town has 640 residents. If 78 of the residents live in houses, and of those residents, only 57 own pets, determine how many of the town’s residents are pet owners.

Q3:

There are 110 boys and 70 girls in a certain school grade. If three fifths of the boys and 57 of the girls participated in a charity event, how many more boys than girls participated in the event?

Q4:

On a day, a restaurant offered a free drink for 2 out of every 5 customers. If the restaurant received 90 customers that day, how many drinks were given for free?

Q5:

If the total amount of cheese a trader has is 48 kg, and he sold 5.62 kg in the first day and 17.825 kg in the day after, find how many kilograms he has left rounded to the nearest hundredth.

Q6:

In a school, there are 812 students in the first two grades and twice this number in the other grades. How many students are in the school?

Q7:

Sarah uses a roll of border fencing that is 2514 feet long to surround a rectangular flower bed in her garden. If the width of the flower bed is 158 feet, what is its length?

  • A 1 2 5 8 feet
  • B22 feet
  • C 2 3 5 8 feet
  • D11 feet
  • E 2 6 7 8 feet

Q8:

Last week, Michael and Elizabeth exercised by running, cycling, and swimming. The table shows the fraction of the total exercise time that they spent on each activity. Find the missing fraction for each person.

Exercise Michael Elizabeth
Running ? 4 7
Cycling 1 2 ?
Swimming 1 5 1 7
  • AMichael: 12, Elizabeth: 37
  • BMichael: 37, Elizabeth: 12
  • CMichael: 411, Elizabeth: 38
  • DMichael: 310, Elizabeth: 27
  • EMichael: 45, Elizabeth: 67

Q9:

Victoria is going to put a fence around her rectangular yard which measures 1519 yards by 1159 yards. If she buys 120 yards of fencing, how many yards of fencing will be left?

  • A 6 6 2 3 yd
  • B 9 3 1 3 yd
  • C 1 7 3 1 3 yd
  • D 1 4 6 2 3 yd
  • E40 yd

Q10:

Charlotte spends 8 hours of her day sleeping and 2 hours working. Determine the fraction of the day during which Charlotte is neither sleeping nor working.

  • A 1 6
  • B 5 1 2
  • C 1 1 2
  • D 7 1 2
  • E 5 6

Q11:

Jennifer is playing a game where she starts with 50 points and each incorrect move changes her score by the same amount.

She made 7 incorrect moves, and lost 21 points. Which of the following expressions matches this situation?

  • A 7 2 1
  • B 2 1 × 7
  • C 2 1 7
  • D 7 2 1
  • E 2 1 7

Evaluate the expression to find a number that represents the change in score after 1 incorrect move.

Q12:

William wants to estimate the height of an office building with 58 floors.

Which of the following is the best estimate for the height of a ceiling in an office?

  • A4 ft
  • B8 ft
  • C6 ft
  • D15 ft
  • E20 ft

Given there is a gap of about 2 ft between each floor in the building, estimate the total height of the building.

  • A986 ft
  • B580 ft
  • C 1,276 ft
  • D348 ft
  • E464 ft

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