You encounter and solve basic math word problems on a daily basis without thinking about it. Knowing how to tackle and solve word problems is an important skill in school

As you try to understand the word problems presented here, you will become more aware of these problems and sharpen your basic math skills at the same time.

In the end, you should feel comfortable solving most word problems that use basic math as a skill!

Try to follow this unit in the order given here so you can get the most benefit. However, it is not necessary to understand any of the lessons

Addition word problems

Learn how to use your knowledge of addition to solve addition word problems.

Subtraction word problems

Learn how to use your knowledge of subtraction to solve subtraction word problems

Multiplication word problems

Learn how to use your knowledge of multiplication to solve multiplication word problems

Division word problems

Learn how to use your knowledge of division to solve division word problems

Adding fractions word problems

Learn about fraction word problems that require you to perform addition to solve them.

Subtracting fractions word problems

Learn about fraction word problems that require you to perform subtraction to solve them.

Multiplying fractions word problems

Learn about real life situations that require you to multiply fractions.

Dividing fractions word problems

Learn about real life situations that require you to divide fractions.

Percentage word problems

Some very good word problems about percentage.

Percent error word problems

Good explanation of how to calculate the percent error with a couple of word problems.

Share it here with a very detailed solution!

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

**austin**

Shawn was training for a hot dog contest. He trained for 6 days and each day he ate 4 more hot dogs. At the end of 6 days he had ate 150 hot dogs. How …

**Percentage**

If someone wants to make $10.00 when selling an item and I get 40% how much do I need to add to $10.00 it's not coming out when I add 40% to …

**Word Percentage problem**

8. A department has a total of 22,000 units of stock. 25% of the garments are black; 10% of the garments are size 14.
a) How many black garments …

**Math and metric system**

660 centimeters is equal to how many meters?
1 meter = 100 centimeters
If it was 600 centimeters instead of 660, you could easily get the answer. …

**How many cakes?** Not rated yet

You own a catering business that makes specialty cakes. Your company has decided to create three types of cakes. To create these cakes, it takes a team …

**consecutive odd integers word problem** Not rated yet

If the first and third of three odd consecutive integers are added, the result is 87 less than five times the second integer.
Find the third integer. …

**Good and service tax (GST)** Not rated yet

If a house is sold for 187,000 there is a loss of 15% on the cost price.
For how much should it be sold to make a gain of 15% on the cost price?
…

**Sharing money and equations** Not rated yet

A certain value of money will be distributed among 24 students. If 6 students don't come each child will receive 300 dollars more money. Find the amount …

**Candies and fractions** Not rated yet

Ricky, Carl and Jerome have a total of n candies. Ricky ate 1/4 of the candies. Carl ate 1/3 of the remaining candies. Jerome ate 1/5 of the remaining …

**Riddle Me Numbers** Not rated yet

Divide me by 10 and 3 remains. A square number my first digit to be. My second digit is the product of 1 and 3. All together I'm greater than 50.
…

**number of pencils in each box problem** Not rated yet

Sergio had 8 colored pencils. He bought 3 more boxes of colored pencils. Sergio now has 35 colored pencils. If each box had the same number of pencil, …

**inequality and field trip** Not rated yet

Mrs. william is deciding between two field tips for her class. the science center charges $135 plus $3 per student. the dino discovery museum simply charges …

**phone service and inequality** Not rated yet

For his phone service, Ryan pays a monthly fee of $13.00, and he pays an additional $0.05 per minute of use. The least he has been charged in a month is …

**Find regular hourly rate** Not rated yet

Alice, who is paid time-and-a half for hours in excess of 40 hours, had gross weekly wages of $667 for 52 hours worked. what is her regular hourly rate? …

**Selling lemonade word problem** Not rated yet

Sasha and Francisco were selling lemonade for 25 cents per half cup and 50 cent per full cup. At the end of the day they had collected 15 dollars and had …

**solving a word problem with 3 unknowns using a linear equation ** Not rated yet

Amanda, Henry, and Scott have a total of $89 in thier wallets. Amanda has 6$ less than Scott. Henry has 3 times what scott has. How much does each have? …

**When will beepers beep at the same time** Not rated yet

Maria has 2 electronic beepers. One beeps after every 5 seconds and the second beeps after every 9 second.
1) At what time both beepers will beep at …

**find consecutive odd positive integers** Not rated yet

The sum of squares of two consecutive odd positive integers is 202. Find the integers.
Solution
Let 2x + 1 be the first odd integer
Then, 2x …

**cost to copy 4757 pages** Not rated yet

How much does it cost to copy 4,757 pages if the cost is as following?
Pages 1-25 cost 1.00 each.
Pages 26-500 cost 50 cents each.
Pages 501-finish …

**Looking for 2 numbers (CNA) ** Not rated yet

The larger of two numbers is 4 less than five times the smaller. When the smaller number is subtracted from the larger, the difference is 4. Find the numbers. …

**Sleep and fraction** Not rated yet

If I live to be 80 years old and sleep 8 hours a day, How many years have I slept
Solution
A day has 24 hours
24 = 8 + 8 + 8
So you spent …

**pre algebra** Not rated yet

liz, kyle, and sarah collected empty cans for a recycling drive. kyle collected 12 more cans than liz. sarah collected 2 times as many cans as liz. if …

** Working together in Sales** Not rated yet

Michael Scott, by himself, can close 8 sales in 4 hours. If he works with Dwight, they can close 8 sales in 2 hours. How many hours does it take Dwight …

**find length and width of a triangle** Not rated yet

The Phillips family wants to fence their backyard. They know the yard has a perimeter of 24 meters and an area of 32 square meters. What is the yard's …

**Debra : Ounces and quarts problem** Not rated yet

A restaurant serves 8 fluid ounces of soup to each customer. How many quarts of soup should be prepared in order to serve 185 customers?
Solution …