These word problems are great for fourth (4th) grade students looking for word problems practise.
These questions cover Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and include answers and explanations for students to review. The links below include worksheets in PDF for students to do download and practise on their own.
The questions are designed as story sums to give students real word examples of applying the operations.
220cm
We need to add the distances together to get the length of the wall.
Distance painting from floor = 110cm
Length of painting = 50cm
Distance top of painting to celing = 60cm
Total distance = 110cm + 50cm + 60cm = 220cm.
175cm
Let's start by calculating the brother's height.
We know the sister is 130 cm tall and the brother is 15 cm taller than her so we need to add those together. 130 + 15 is 145 cm.
We then know the brother is 30 cm shorter than his mom so we need to add this to get the mom's height:
145cm + 30cm = 175cm.
75cm
We know the sheep is 105 cm so the cow must be 105 cm + 35 cm = 140 cm tall.
Since the cow is 65 cm taller than the goat we need to subtract this from the cow's height:
140 cm - 65 cm = 75cm.
127
113 + 14 = 127.
$6
Add the items together first $7 (apple) + $4 (two bananas for $2 each) + $3 (milk) = $14
Take what you paid ($20) and subtract what it cost ($14): $20 - $14 = $6.
41
Add the new fish and subtract those that are sold
44 + 12 - 15 = 41
7
We add together those that have onion: 7 + 8 = 15.
Then subtract this from the total number of pizzas 22 - 15 = 7.
15
13 (Monday) + 14 (Tuesday) + 18 (Wednesday) + 22 (Friday) = 67
82 - 67 = 15
$32
$34 + $22 = $56 was spent on non-household items.
$88 - $56 = $32 on household items.
34
31 + 33 = 64 in classes A and B
Subtract this from the total for the grade:
98 - 64 = 34
75
We need to multiply 15 by 5 to get Terry's situps:
15 x 5 = 75.
11 coins each
Don't forget to add the pirate to his maties before you divide!
In total there are 8 maties plus the main pirate = 9 pirates total.
99 coins / 9 pirates = 11 coins each.
64
Remember that product means multiply, so:
2 x 4 x 2 x 4 = 64
4 hours
We need to divide the total miles by the miles travelled per hour:
120 total / 30 per hour = 4 hours
120 guests per floor
Make sure to subtract the non-guest floors from the total:
5 - 2 = 3
Then times those floors by guests per floor:
3 x 40 = 120 guests per floor.
38 wheels
Motorbikes have 2 wheels and quadbikes have four wheels so we need to multiply by the number of vehicles:
(5 motorbikes x 2) + (7 quadbikes x 4) = 38
12 apples
First calculate the number of grapes by multiplying the bunches by the grapes per bunch:
9 x 5 = 45 grapes
Total fruits = 57. Therefore subtract the grapes to get the total apples
57 - 45 = 12
11 pens per stationary case
Half a dozen is 12 divided by 2 which is 6.
The total number of pens is 66 therefore we need to divide this by 6:
66 / 6 = 11 pens per stationary case.
$10
Don't forget to include yourself in the total number of people:
5 friends + you = 6 people
Now divide the $60 by 6 people:
$60 / 6 = $10 per person
5 levels
Divide the total number of parking spaces by spaces per level:
275 / 55 = 5