Monday, December 13, 2010

Multiplication and Division Story Problems

Write (AND SOLVE!) multiplication and division story problems. Be as clever as possible.

Let's see...Mr. Pahl was abducted by aliens AGAIN. This time they cut him into 56 equal pieces and sent those pieces to 8 of their ships. How many pieces of Mr. Pahl did each alien ship receive?

I know my doubles. I know that 8 x 8 = 64 and 64 divided by 8 = 8.
56 is 8 less than 64, so 56 divided by 8 has to be 7 pieces.
Yes, I checked 8 x 7 = 56, so 56 divided by 8 = 7.

The answer is 7 pieces each.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    Here’s a division story for you,
    My friend and I picked 152 apples. We each got half of the apples. How many apples did we get? I know 76 x 2 =152

    70 x 2 = 140
    6 x 2 = 12
    140 + 12 =152

    So 152 divided by 2 = 76. We each got 76 apples.

    Sincerely, Firewolf


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