Multiplication word problems for 5th grade

These multiplication word problems are great for ages 10 and older who are looking to improve their multiplying skills.

Which of these is the largest? 6 thousand Double 2000 Triple 2000 60 hundreds 601 tens

601 tens

• Explanation

6 thousand = 6000
Double 2000 = 4000
Triple 2000 = 6000
60 hundreds = 6000
601 tens = 6010 (this is the greatest)

Lina gets \$2 a day for a week in pocket money. Idris gets double that. How much do they get together in a week?

42

• Explanation

Lina gets \$2 x 7 = \$14
Idris gets \$2 x 7 x 2 = \$28
Then \$14 + \$28 = \$42

Suzanne can read 1 page in 3 minutes. How long will it take her to read 39 pages?

117

• Explanation

If she can read 1 page every 3 minutes then it will take her 3 x 39 = 117 minutes to read 39 pages.

What times what equals 45?

Any of the following combinations equal 45: 1 x 45 or 45 x 1
3 x 15 or 15 x 3
5 x 9 or 9 x 5

• Explanation

1 x 45 or 45 x 1 = 45
3 x 15 or 15 x 3 = 45
5 x 9 or 9 x 5 = 45