These word problems are great to improve multiplication and division skills. Before revealing the answer, students need to decide if multiplication or division is needed to solve the quesition. These questions are also available in PDF format on the link below as a free download.
To find out how many classes are in the school, we divide the total number of students by the number of students per class. In this case, the school has 600 students and there are 25 students in each class, so we divide 600 by 25 to get the number of classes, which is 24 classes
To find out how much they earn together in a week, we add the amount of money that John earns in a week to the amount of money that his colleague earns in a week. John earns $8 per hour and works 40 hours a week, so he earns $8/hour * 40 hours/week = $320/week. His colleague earns double that amount, which is $8*2 = $16/hour, and he also works 40 hours a week, so he earns $16/hour * 40 hours/week = $640/week. Together they earn $320/week + $640/week = $960/week
To find the average number of fruits Juan eats per day, we have to divide the total number of fruits he eats per month by the number of days in a month.
In this case, Juan eats 90 fruits per month and there are 30 days in a month, so we divide 90 by 30 to get the average number of fruits he eats per day which is 3 fruits/day