*That is, for each of the 9 types of pasta, we will get 11 different sauce combinations. Has it helped you to better understand multiplication word problems?*

Therefore, in order to know the number of miles he covers in total, we will have to multiply 80 x 2: Today we went to eat at an Italian restaurant which specializes in pasta.

It was difficult for me to decide which dish to order since there were 9 types of pasta and 11 types of sauce on the menu and you could combine any pasta with any sauce.

The first step in long multiplication is to write down the numbers on top of each other. Don't worry about the decimal points when lining up the numbers; just write them down and line up the right-most number. We'll use the numbers from the first example above: 469 x 32. Now we need to multiply by the next number to the left of the 2. Because the 3 is in the tens place we need to hold the tens place by placing a zero in the 1's place before we start multiplying.

Multiply the 3 by the top number (469) and write this number next to the zero.

How many different pasta and sauce combinations could you choose from?

In order to solve the word problem, we ought to think: we could combine each type of pasta with 11 available types of sauce.

You'll find out what words in a problem indicate multiplication as well as be given practice problems to try on your own. Well, there is a clue in the problem that helps us to determine that. If he can deliver 62 newspapers each hour, how many papers can he deliver in 8 hours? How many gallons of milk are produced in 108 months?

This is an example of a multiplication word problem.

There are a few words that you can look for in a word problem that will help you determine if multiplication is needed: Sadie will spend .50 on 5 Frisbees. Do you see a clue in the problem that indicates multiplication? We can use the distributive property to solve this problem. Maddie will earn .50 after working a 6-hour shift. This problem involves multiplication of a 4-digit number by a 3-digit number. The farm produces 133,920 gallons of milk in 108 months.

The clue word is 'each.' We need to multiply 62 by 8 to find the answer. If she earns .25 per hour, how much money will she make after a 6-hour shift? The distributive property allows us to break apart a more difficult problem into smaller problems that are more easily solved mentally. You can identify multiplication word problems by knowing which words to look for.

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