Basic math word problems

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. You may find it useful to review some math problem solving strategies.

Whole number word problems

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

Place value word problems
Enhance your knowledge of place value with some word problems

Fractions word problems

Fraction word problems
Learn how to solve a variety of fraction 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.

Ratio and proportion word problems 

Ratio word problems
Six carefully selected ratio word problems with solutions to help you master ratios.

Proportion word problems

Four carefully selected proportion word problems with solutions.

Convert square feet to acres
See how you can use proportion to convert square feet to acres

Percentage word problems

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.

Average word problems

Average word problems
Word problems about finding the average from easy to challenging

Comparison word problems

Comparison word problems
A variety of comparison word problems from easy to challenging

Venn diagram word problems

Venn diagram word problems
A variety of word problems from easy to challenging

As you try to understand the basic math 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.

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