Multi-step word problems

7 videos
1 skill
You already have many tools in your mathematical toolkit: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals and fractions, as well as your understanding of units of measure. Now we'll put them all to work in solving some multi-step word problems. Common Core Standards: 7.EE.B.3

Multi-step word problem with decimals and subtraction

VIDEO 3:40 minutes
First visualize this word problem then use subtraction and multiplication of decimals and fractions to get at the answer.

Multi-step word problem with fractions and units of time

VIDEO 2:25 minutes
Remember units of measurement? Convert minutes into hours and put your knowledge of fractions to work in this word problem.

Multi-step word problem with addition, subtraction, and multiplication

VIDEO 2:08 minutes
Budgeting money is one of the most valuable math skills you'll learn. Practice with us as we figure out how much money is left after a cab fare.

Multi-step rational number word problems

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice solving multi-step word problems. The numbers in these problems may be fractions, decimals, and percents.

Rational number word problem with fractions

VIDEO 3:21 minutes
Word problems force us to put concepts to work using real-world applications. In this example, determine the volume of frozen water and express the answer as a fraction.

Rational number word problem with ratios

VIDEO 2:33 minutes
In this word problem, we'll compare the weight of two objects using a ratio of integers. We'll practice simplifying a fraction, too.

Rational number word problem with proportions

VIDEO 4:08 minutes
Use your knowledge of proportions and fractions to determine shareholders profit in this word problem.

Rational number word problem with decimals

VIDEO 3:15 minutes
Your checking account is overdrawn. Not good. Use your knowledge of decimals and adding negative and positive numbers to bring your account back into the black.