  MathScore EduFighter is one of the best math games on the Internet today. You can start playing for free!

## Basic Word Problems 2 - Sample Math Practice Problems

The math problems below can be generated by MathScore.com, a math practice program for schools and individual families. References to complexity and mode refer to the overall difficulty of the problems as they appear in the main program. In the main program, all problems are automatically graded and the difficulty adapts dynamically based on performance. Answers to these sample questions appear at the bottom of the page. This page does not grade your responses.

See some of our other supported math practice problems.

### Complexity=5, Mode=mulOnly

Solve.

 1 I will collect 1 baseball card each day for 3 days. How many total baseball cards will I collect? baseball cards 2 There are 5 bags of cupcakes with 2 cupcakes in each bag. How many cupcakes are there in all? cupcakes

### Complexity=9, Mode=mulOnly

Solve.

 1 Maria will collect 1 rock each month for 5 months. How many total rocks will she collect? rocks 2 There are 5 bags of cupcakes with 7 cupcakes in each bag. How many cupcakes are there in all? cupcakes

### Complexity=5, Mode=divOnly

Solve.

 1 Paul has 12 cookies. He wants to put 4 cookies in each goody bag. How many goody bags does he need? goody bags 2 John puts 2 magazines in 2 equal piles. How many magazines are in each pile? magazines

### Complexity=9, Mode=divOnly

Solve.

 1 Tiffany has 27 pens to divide equally among 3 friends. How many pens does each friend get? pens 2 Cindy puts 12 erasers in 3 equal groups. How many erasers are in each group? erasers

### Complexity=9, Mode=MulDiv

Solve.

 1 Cindy puts 27 books in 3 equal piles. How many books are in each pile? books 2 Jennifer has 20 coins. She wants to put 4 coins in each bag. How many bags does she need? bags

Solve.

 1 Paul has 6 rows of 5 chocolates. He gives away 1 chocolate. How many does he have left? chocolates 2 Mary has 2 groups of 9 markers. John gives her 6 more markers. How many markers does Mary have now? markers

Solve.

 1 Sharon puts 20 chocolates in 4 groups. Each group has the same number of chocolates. How many chocolates are in 2 groups? chocolates 2 Jennifer puts 12 chocolates in 3 groups. Each group has the same number of chocolates. How many chocolates are in 2 groups? chocolates

Solve.

 1 John collects 12 notebooks. He keeps 5 notebooks for himself and divides the rest equally among 7 friends. How many notebooks does each friend get? notebooks 2 Paul puts 15 stickers in 5 groups. Each group has the same number of stickers. How many stickers are in 2 groups? stickers

### Complexity=5, Mode=mulOnly

Solve.

1I will collect 1 baseball card each day for 3 days. How many total baseball cards will I collect?
baseball cards

Solution
```What is the problem asking for?
Total number of baseball cards.
What information are you given?
I will collect 1 baseball card each day for 3 days.
Which operation should you use?
The key word each implies either multiplication or division.
Since you know the number of parts and the amount in each part, this implies multiplication.
Equation
3 × 1 = 3```
 number of groups number in each group total number 3 × 1 = 3
2There are 5 bags of cupcakes with 2 cupcakes in each bag. How many cupcakes are there in all?
cupcakes

Solution
```What is the problem asking for?
Number of cupcakes in all.
What information are you given?
There are 5 bags of cupcakes with 2 cupcakes in each bag.
Which operation should you use?
The key word each implies either multiplication or division.
Since you know the number of parts and the amount in each part, this implies multiplication.
Equation
5 × 2 = 10```
 number of groups number in each group total number 5 × 2 = 10

### Complexity=9, Mode=mulOnly

Solve.

1Maria will collect 1 rock each month for 5 months. How many total rocks will she collect?
rocks

Solution
```What is the problem asking for?
Total number of rocks.
What information are you given?
Maria will collect 1 rock each month for 5 months.
Which operation should you use?
The key word each implies either multiplication or division.
Since you know the number of parts and the amount in each part, this implies multiplication.
Equation
5 × 1 = 5```
 number of groups number in each group total number 5 × 1 = 5
2There are 5 bags of cupcakes with 7 cupcakes in each bag. How many cupcakes are there in all?
cupcakes

Solution
```What is the problem asking for?
Number of cupcakes in all.
What information are you given?
There are 5 bags of cupcakes with 7 cupcakes in each bag.
Which operation should you use?
The key word each implies either multiplication or division.
Since you know the number of parts and the amount in each part, this implies multiplication.
Equation
5 × 7 = 35```
 number of groups number in each group total number 5 × 7 = 35

### Complexity=5, Mode=divOnly

Solve.

1Paul has 12 cookies. He wants to put 4 cookies in each goody bag. How many goody bags does he need?
goody bags

Solution
```What is the problem asking for?
Number of goody bags per goody bag.
What information are you given?
Paul has 12 cookies and wants to put 4 cookies in each goody bag.
Which operation should you use?
The key word each implies either multiplication or division.
Since you know the total number of parts and the amount in each part, this implies division.
Equation
12 ÷ 4 = 3```
 total number number in each group number of groups 12 ÷ 4 = 3
2John puts 2 magazines in 2 equal piles. How many magazines are in each pile?
magazines

Solution
```What is the problem asking for?
Number of magazines per pile.
What information are you given?
John puts 2 magazines in 2 equal piles.
Which operation should you use?
Since the question asks for how many in each, this implies division.
Equation
2 ÷ 2 = 1```
 total number number of groups number in each group 2 ÷ 2 = 1

### Complexity=9, Mode=divOnly

Solve.

1Tiffany has 27 pens to divide equally among 3 friends. How many pens does each friend get?
pens

Solution
```What is the problem asking for?
Number of pens per friend.
What information are you given?
Tiffany has 27 pens to divide equally among 3 friends.
Which operation should you use?
The key words divide equally imply division.
Equation
27 ÷ 3 = 9```
 total number number of groups number in each group 27 ÷ 3 = 9
2Cindy puts 12 erasers in 3 equal groups. How many erasers are in each group?
erasers

Solution
```What is the problem asking for?
Number of erasers per group.
What information are you given?
Cindy puts 12 erasers in 3 equal groups.
Which operation should you use?
Since the question asks for how many in each, this implies division.
Equation
12 ÷ 3 = 4```
 total number number of groups number in each group 12 ÷ 3 = 4

### Complexity=9, Mode=MulDiv

Solve.

1Cindy puts 27 books in 3 equal piles. How many books are in each pile?
books

Solution
```What is the problem asking for?
Number of books per pile.
What information are you given?
Cindy puts 27 books in 3 equal piles.
Which operation should you use?
Since the question asks for how many in each, this implies division.
Equation
27 ÷ 3 = 9```
 total number number of groups number in each group 27 ÷ 3 = 9
2Jennifer has 20 coins. She wants to put 4 coins in each bag. How many bags does she need?
bags

Solution
```What is the problem asking for?
Number of bags per bag.
What information are you given?
Jennifer has 20 coins and wants to put 4 coins in each bag.
Which operation should you use?
The key word each implies either multiplication or division.
Since you know the total number of parts and the amount in each part, this implies division.
Equation
20 ÷ 4 = 5```
 total number number in each group number of groups 20 ÷ 4 = 5

Solve.

1Paul has 6 rows of 5 chocolates. He gives away 1 chocolate. How many does he have left?
chocolates

Solution
Paul starts with 6 rows of 5 chocolates.
6 × 5
Then he gives away 1 chocolate.
- 1
So the total is
6 × 5 - 1 = 30 - 1 = 29 chocolates
2Mary has 2 groups of 9 markers. John gives her 6 more markers. How many markers does Mary have now?
markers

Solution
Mary starts with 2 groups of 9 markers.
2 × 9
Then she gets 6 more from John.
+ 6
So the total is
2 × 9 + 6 = 18 + 6 = 24

Solve.

1Sharon puts 20 chocolates in 4 groups. Each group has the same number of chocolates. How many chocolates are in 2 groups?
chocolates

Solution
Since there are an equal number of chocolates in each group, there are
20 ÷ 4 = 5 chocolates in each group
So in 2 groups there are
5 × 2 = 10 chocolates
2Jennifer puts 12 chocolates in 3 groups. Each group has the same number of chocolates. How many chocolates are in 2 groups?
chocolates

Solution
Since there are an equal number of chocolates in each group, there are
12 ÷ 3 = 4 chocolates in each group
So in 2 groups there are
4 × 2 = 8 chocolates

Solve.

1John collects 12 notebooks. He keeps 5 notebooks for himself and divides the rest equally among 7 friends. How many notebooks does each friend get?
notebooks

Solution
John starts with 12 notebooks and keeps 5 notebooks before dividing the rest with friends.
So there are
12 - 5 = 7 notebooks left to divide with friends
Dividing these among 7 friends means that each friend gets
7 ÷ 7 = 1 notebook
2Paul puts 15 stickers in 5 groups. Each group has the same number of stickers. How many stickers are in 2 groups?
stickers

Solution
Since there are an equal number of stickers in each group, there are
15 ÷ 5 = 3 stickers in each group
So in 2 groups there are
3 × 2 = 6 stickers   