Division word problems for 4th grade

These division word problems are great for ages 9 and older who are looking to improve their dividing skills.


Alex walks 70 000 steps in a week. What is the average number of steps per day that Alex walks?

  • Answer

    10 000 steps

  • Explanation

    There are 7 days in a week. To make it easier, removes the zeros and add them later:
    7 ÷ 7 = 1 now add back the zeros = 10 000


The height of Mt Everest is 8800 m. If Mt Everest is 4 times higher than the height of Mt Townsend, how high is Mt Townsend?

  • Answer

    2200 m

  • Explanation

    Make it easier and remove the zeros:
    88 ÷ 4 = 22 Now add back the zeros = 2200


In a parking lot, I counted 60 tires. If each car has 4 tires, how many cars are there?


There is a queue of 18-wheeler trucks stuck in traffic. If I could 108 truck tires, how many trucks are in the queue?

  • Answer

    6 trucks

  • Explanation

    108 tires ÷ 18 wheels per truck = 6 trucks
    108 ÷ 18 = 6


A group of friends go horseback riding together. In the group, a total of 60 legs are counted (horses + people). How many people are in the group?

  • Answer

    10

  • Explanation

    Horses have 4 legs and people have 2 legs. Therefore there are 6 legs per person horseback riding. 60 legs total ÷ 6 legs on horseback = 10 people


Cath reads 36 books a year. What is the average number of books she reads each month?


There are the same number of sheep in each pen. If there are 35 sheep in total and 5 pens, how many sheep are in each pen?


Share $65 among 5 people such that each person gets the same amount of money. How much does each person get?


What number is halfway between 33 and 67?

  • Answer

    50

  • Explanation

    First add both numbers together:
    33 + 67 = 100
    Then divide by 2:
    100 ÷ 2 = 50


Fleur has 121 tennis balls for a tournament. She needs to allocate an equal number to each of the 11 matches taking place. How many balls get allocated to each match?