# How To Solve Arithmetic Word Problems Check There are now 16 boys and 12 girls, so the ratio of boys to girls is 16 : 12 = 4 : 3 At the start of the year there were 20 boys and 10 girls, so the ratio was 20 : 10 = 2 : 1 Consecutive means one after the other.

Check There are now 16 boys and 12 girls, so the ratio of boys to girls is 16 : 12 = 4 : 3 At the start of the year there were 20 boys and 10 girls, so the ratio was 20 : 10 = 2 : 1 Consecutive means one after the other.

We will call the smaller integer n, and so the larger integer must be n 2 And we are told the product (what we get after multiplying) is 168, so we know: n(n 2) = 168 We are being asked for the integers Solve: That is a Quadratic Equation, and there are many ways to solve it.

Using the Quadratic Equation Solver we get −14 and 12.

And if you need help, check out word problem tricks at the bottom of this page!

This is the first set of word problem worksheets the introduces multiplication.

The simple addition word problems can be introduced very early, in first or second grade depending on student aptitude.

Follow those worksheets up with the subtraction word problems once subtraction concept are covered, and then proceed with multiplication and division word problems in the same fashion.

Pull your tagalongs or your thin mints out of the box and figure out how many remainders you'll be allowed to eat!

This worksheets combine basic multiplication and division word problems. These worksheets require the students to differentiate between the phrasing of a story problem that requires multiplication versus one that requires division to reach the answer. These workshes mix addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems.

These worksheets will test a students ability to choose the correct operation based on the story problem text.

One way to make a word problem slightly more complex is to include extra (but unused) information in the problem text.