# Trivia Quiz: Word Problems On Multiplication And Division!

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What we have here is a trivia quiz word problems on multiplication and division! Solving math problems that only have figures can be a little challenging for some students but if you add tricky words into them, a student might get confused. With enough practice though one can have an easy time with such problems. This quiz will help you get started, give it a try and keep an eye out for others like it!

• 1.

### The grocery store sells potatoes at a certain price per pound. If William buys five pounds of potatoes, the cost will be \$2.80. If he decided that he wanted to buy twelve pounds of potatoes, how much will he spend?

• A.

\$168.00

• B.

\$6.72

• C.

\$2.80

• D.

\$16.72

B. \$6.72
Explanation
If William buys five pounds of potatoes for \$2.80, we can find the cost per pound by dividing the total cost by the number of pounds. \$2.80 / 5 = \$0.56 per pound. To find the cost of twelve pounds, we multiply the cost per pound by twelve. \$0.56 * 12 = \$6.72. Therefore, if William buys twelve pounds of potatoes, he will spend \$6.72.

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• 2.

### Robert worked this summer to earn money for new clothes for school. He worked four hours per day for six weeks. He saved all his money. On Saturday before school started he bought two pairs of shoes (\$133.44 each), three pairs of jeans (\$50.40 each) and nine new shirts (\$36.54 each). After he paid for his clothes he had \$297.02 left. How much money did Robert earn during the summer?

• A.

\$143.96

• B.

\$3028.86

• C.

\$746.94

• D.

\$1043.96

D. \$1043.96
Explanation
To find out how much money Robert earned during the summer, we need to subtract the amount he had left after buying clothes from the total amount he spent. The total amount he spent on shoes, jeans, and shirts can be calculated by multiplying the number of each item by its respective cost and then adding them all together: (2 * \$133.44) + (3 * \$50.40) + (9 * \$36.54) = \$1043.96. Therefore, the correct answer is \$1043.96.

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• 3.

### Cameron has 128 baseball cards. He wants to give the same number to each of his three friends and himself. How many will each person get?

• A.

32

• B.

43

• C.

23

• D.

34

A. 32
Explanation
Cameron has 128 baseball cards and he wants to distribute them equally among himself and his three friends. To find out how many cards each person will get, we divide the total number of cards by the number of people. In this case, 128 divided by 4 (Cameron + 3 friends) equals 32. Therefore, each person will get 32 baseball cards.

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• 4.

### Nina has 36 peanuts. Cameron says he has four times as many peanuts as Nina. How many peanuts does Cameron have?

• A.

9

• B.

40

• C.

144

• D.

72

C. 144
Explanation
Cameron says he has four times as many peanuts as Nina. If Nina has 36 peanuts, then Cameron must have 4 times that amount. 4 times 36 is equal to 144. Therefore, Cameron has 144 peanuts.

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• 5.

### Tyler built twenty birdhouses to sell at the Winter Carnival. Each birdhouse cost \$6.72 for materials. If he sold the birdhouses for \$10.20 each and sold all twenty of them, how much money did he make after he paid for his materials?

• A.

\$204.00

• B.

\$100.00

• C.

\$134.40

• D.

\$69.60

D. \$69.60
Explanation
Tyler made \$10.20 for each birdhouse sold and he sold twenty of them. So, the total amount of money he made from selling the birdhouses is 20 x \$10.20 = \$204.00. However, he spent \$6.72 for materials for each birdhouse, so the total amount he spent on materials is 20 x \$6.72 = \$134.40. To find out how much money he made after paying for his materials, we subtract the amount spent on materials from the total amount made, which is \$204.00 - \$134.40 = \$69.60. Therefore, Tyler made \$69.60 after he paid for his materials.

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• 6.

### Joseph is going with his mother and father to visit his grandmother on Mother's Day. It is four hundred eighty kilometers from where Joseph and his family live. If they travel at an average speed of eighty kilometers per hour, how long will it take them to drive to his grandmother's house?

• A.

4 hours

• B.

6 hours

• C.

560 hours

• D.

5 hours

B. 6 hours
Explanation
Joseph and his family are traveling to his grandmother's house, which is 480 kilometers away. They are traveling at an average speed of 80 kilometers per hour. To find out how long it will take them to drive to his grandmother's house, we need to divide the distance by the speed. 480 kilometers divided by 80 kilometers per hour equals 6 hours. Therefore, it will take them 6 hours to drive to his grandmother's house.

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• 7.

### Alyssa is helping her mother bake cookies for the block party. They want to bake 924 cookies! If they bake seven-dozen cookies each day, how many days will it take them to bake all the cookies? (One dozen equals 12)

• A.

11 days

• B.

132 days

• C.

12 days

• D.

10 days

A. 11 days
Explanation
Alyssa and her mother want to bake 924 cookies. Since one dozen is equal to 12 cookies, they bake 7 dozen cookies each day, which is 7 x 12 = 84 cookies per day. To find out how many days it will take them to bake all the cookies, we divide the total number of cookies (924) by the number of cookies they bake each day (84). 924 รท 84 = 11. Therefore, it will take them 11 days to bake all the cookies.

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• 8.

### Austin was given the job of making sure there was enough water for his family's 10 cows. The bucket Austin used only held 9 liters of water. How many times would he have to take water to the drinking trough each day if each cow drank 72 liters of water?

• A.

80 trips

• B.

6480 trips

• C.

65 trips

• D.

10 trips

A. 80 trips
Explanation
Austin needs to make sure there is enough water for his family's 10 cows. Each cow drinks 72 liters of water. The bucket Austin uses can only hold 9 liters of water. To calculate how many times he needs to take water to the drinking trough each day, we divide the total amount of water needed by the amount of water the bucket can hold. 10 cows x 72 liters of water = 720 liters of water. 720 liters of water / 9 liters per trip = 80 trips. Therefore, Austin would have to take water to the drinking trough 80 times each day.

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• 9.

### Joey has 28 marbles. He puts them into 4 bags. He puts the same number of marbles in each bag. How many marbles are in each bag?

• A.

7

• B.

112

• C.

32

• D.

24

A. 7
Explanation
Joey has 28 marbles and he wants to put them into 4 bags with an equal number of marbles in each bag. To find out how many marbles are in each bag, we divide the total number of marbles (28) by the number of bags (4). 28 divided by 4 equals 7. Therefore, there are 7 marbles in each bag.

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• 10.

### Wendy has 36 books. She has a bookshelf with 6 shelves on it. If Wendy puts the same number of books on each shelf, how many books will be on each shelf?

• A.

216

• B.

9

• C.

6

• D.

30

C. 6
Explanation
Wendy has 36 books and 6 shelves on her bookshelf. To find out how many books will be on each shelf, we need to divide the total number of books by the number of shelves. So, 36 divided by 6 is equal to 6. Therefore, there will be 6 books on each shelf.

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