# Multiplication word problems for 4th grade

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

### The height of Niagara Falls is 50m. The Eiffel Tower is 6 times taller than Niagara Falls. How tall is the Eiffel Tower?

300 m

• Explanation

To make it easier, remove the zero and add it again at the end:
5 x 6 = 30 add the zero = 300

### The area of Canada is approximately 10 million km². The area of the Earth is 51 times bigger than Canada. What is the area of earth? Try not to use a calculator.

510 million km²

• Explanation

Make it easier and only look at the numbers:
Earth is 51 times Canada, so 51 x 10
When you multiply by ten, all you have to do is add a zero: 51 x 10 = 510

### Dad has 6 pairs of shoes in his cupboard. What is the total number of shoes that dad has in his cupboard?

12

• Explanation

One pair equals 2 shoes
If dad has 6 pairs, then 6 x 2 = 12 shoes

### Polka can do 40 jumps in 1 minute. How many jumps could he do in 7 minutes?

280

• Explanation

40 x 7 = 280
Or first simplify it to: 4 x 7 = 28, and then add the zero back again to make 280.