PROBLEMS WITH WORD CLUES

Write the word add, subtract, multiply, or divide on each line in the problem to tell how you would work it if you knew the necessary numbers?

  1. If you know how many hours you have worked on each of several days, you ________ and then ________ to find the average time you worked a day.

  2. If you know the cost of each of several things you bought, you ________ to find the total cost and then ________ to find how much change you would get from a ten-dollar bill.

  3. If you know the total amount you paid at a sale for a certain number of yards of cloth, you ________ to find the cost per yard. If you also know the regular price per yard at which the cloth sold before the sale, you ________ to find how much you saved on each yard.

  4. If you know the number of yards of canvas you bought today and the number of yards of the same kind of burlap you bought last week, you ________ to find the total number of yards you got. If you know the price per yard, you ________ to find the cost of all the canvas.

  5. If you know how much you earn and how much you save each week, you ________ to find how much you spend in one week. To find the amount you spend in a year, you ________ .

  6. If you know the cost of a bicycle you buy on the installment plan and the amount of cash you pay when you buy it, you ________ to find the amount you still owe on it. If you know the amount of each monthly installment, you ________ to find the number of months it will take to pay for the bicycle.

  7. If you know the cost of running a car for a year and the number of kilometres traveled, you ________ to find the average cost per mile.

  8. If you know the cost of an old boat and the amount you spent to repair it, you ________ to find the total cost of the boat. If you also know the amount for which you sold the boat later, you ________ to find your profit on the sale.

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