Common Core: 4th Grade Math : Use the Four Operations to Solve Word Problems Involving Various Measures: CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.2

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Example Question #1 : Use The Four Operations To Solve Word Problems Involving Various Measures: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Md.A.2

On Saturday Jake raked leaves for  minutes and on Sunday he raked leaves for  hours. In hours, how much total time did he spend raking on both Saturday and Sunday?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The first thing we need to do is put our minutes into hours because our final answer is asking for hours. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve. 

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we can add our hours together to find the total. 

Example Question #2 : Use The Four Operations To Solve Word Problems Involving Various Measures: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Md.A.2

Matt studied for  minutes everyday from Monday-Friday. How many total hours did he spend studying?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The first thing we need to do is put our minutes into hours because our final answer is asking for hours. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve. 

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we need to multiply  because Matt studied for  hours each day. 

Example Question #3 : Use The Four Operations To Solve Word Problems Involving Various Measures: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Md.A.2

Today Jenny worked on homework for  minutes when she got home from school and then worked on homework for  hours after dinner. In minutes, what was the total time that Jenny spent working on homework?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The first thing we need to do is put our hours into minutes because our final answer is asking for minutes. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve. 

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we can add our minutes from before and after dinner together to find our total. 

Example Question #4 : Use The Four Operations To Solve Word Problems Involving Various Measures: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Md.A.2

Jessica ran sprints for  seconds, and Megan ran sprints for  minutes. How many more minutes did Megan run than Jessica? 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The first thing we need to do is put our seconds into minutes because our final answer is asking for minutes. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve. 

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we need to subtract to find our difference. 

Example Question #5 : Use The Four Operations To Solve Word Problems Involving Various Measures: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Md.A.2

Joe’s school is  feet from his house, and his classroom is another  inches once he gets to the school. In inches, how far does he walk to his classroom? 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The first thing we need to do is put our feet into inches because our final answer is asking for inches. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve. 

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we can add our inches together to find our total. 

Example Question #6 : Use The Four Operations To Solve Word Problems Involving Various Measures: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Md.A.2

Tim has  liters of soda. He pours  milliliters into a glass and drinks it all. In milliliters, how much soda is left? 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The first thing we need to do is put our liters into milliliters because our final answer is asking for milliliters. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve. 

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we can subtract to find out how much is left. 

Example Question #7 : Use The Four Operations To Solve Word Problems Involving Various Measures: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Md.A.2

Sarah walked  to the stop sign, and then  to her friend’s house. In feet, how far did she walk?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The first thing we need to do is put our inches into feet because our final answer is asking for feet. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve. 

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we can add our feet together to find our total. 

Example Question #8 : Use The Four Operations To Solve Word Problems Involving Various Measures: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Md.A.2

Avery has  of juice. She pours  into a pitcher. In , how much of the juice is not in the pitcher? 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Because our systems of measurements are the same, the first thing we want to do is subtract. 

 

Our answer is asking us for milliliters, so we need to convert  into milliliters. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve. 

Then we can divide to isolate the .

 

 

Example Question #81 : Solve Problems Involving Measurement And Conversion Of Measurements

Hannah has a  bag of peanuts that she is going to divide evenly between her four friends. How many ounces of peanuts does she give to each friend? 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The first thing we need to do is put our pounds into ounces because our final answer is asking for ounces. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve. 

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we need to divide our  by  because we are splitting the peanuts up equally between  people. 

Example Question #82 : Solve Problems Involving Measurement And Conversion Of Measurements

Molly has a  bag of peanuts that she is going to divide evenly between her three friends. How many ounces of peanuts does she give to each friend? 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The first thing we need to do is put our pounds into ounces because our final answer is asking for ounces. We know that . We can set up a proportion and cross multiply to solve. 

Then we can divide to isolate the .

Now we need to divide our  by  because we are splitting the peanuts up equally between  people. 

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