The BIG Book of Decimals Word Problems

The BIG Book of Decimals Word Problems

by Mark J. Curry

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There are many people who don’t like to do word problems. However, they are extremely important to be able to solve. The hardest thing about word problems is to understand them. Once that’s done, it’s just a matter of setting up the problem and solving it. The BIG Book of Decimals – Word Problems provides tips and tricks to aid in solving word problems in general, in addition to 208 different decimals word problems to solve. Many of the problems in this book propose real-life problems. An answer key is provided to check every answer. This answer key shows what operation should be used to solve the problem, the actual answer, and in some instances, the proper way to set up the problem to assist in solving. In order to be successful in solving these problems, it is recommended that the solver of these word problems has a working knowledge of decimal operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division).

Word Problem Examples:
When examining the numbers 62.4, 0.624, 624, and 6.24, what is the sum of the two greatest numbers?

How much is 16 silver dollars, 23 half dollars, 12 quarters, 74 dimes, 58 nickels, and 168 pennies?

Which is greater: 2.12 x 1.76 or 2.16 x 1.72?

A tube of toothpaste costs $2.69 and a bottle of hair conditioner costs $6.89. How much change should you get if you hand the cashier a $10 bill?

On Greg’s phone plan he is charged the following: $49.99 for the monthly plan (1000 minutes), 20 cents for any overage minutes, and 15 cents for any text message. In January, Greg did the following: used 1016 minutes, sent 25 text messages, and received 18 text messages. The tax was $8.26. How much was Greg’s January phone bill?

The distance between Dallas and New York City is 1552.8 miles. It takes four full tanks of gas to get from Dallas to New York City. How many miles per tank does this car get?

Plus 202 more!

From the Answer Key section:
(ADDITION) The sum of the two greatest numbers is 686.4 (624 + 62.4).

(MULTIPLICATION & ADDITION) $42.48 ((16 x 1) + (23 x 0.5) + (12 x 0.25) + (74 x 0.1) + (58 x 0.05) + (168 x 0.01).

(MULTIPLICATION) 2.12 x 1.76 is greater; 3.7312 verses 3.7152.

(ADDITION & SUBTRACTION) You will get back $0.42 (The total was $9.58).

(MULTIPLICATION & ADDITION) Greg’s phone bill was $67.90 ($49.99 + (16 x .20) + ((25+18) x .15) + $8.26).

(DIVISION) This car gets 388.2 miles per tank of gas.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015990980
Publisher: Mark J. Curry
Publication date: 02/02/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 33 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mark Curry earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a mathematics concentration from East Stroudsburg University, located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He also earned a Master of Education Degree in Elementary Education, also from East Stroudsburg University. Mark has taught basic mathematics through beginning algebra at a New Jersey state prison for nearly seven years. Mark is married to Kristie and they have two daughters; Alexa, who is eight-years-old and Abigail, who went home to the Lord shortly before birth in 2007. They also have a son, Landon, who is seven months old.

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