Remember, there are only four operations to choose from: multiply, divide, add, or subtract.
Try a few operations and see which answer makes the most sense.
Words that mean “Add”
In all, Increased by, How many / how much, Sum, Total, Added to, Altogether
Words that mean “Subtract”
How many / how much MORE, Decreased by, Difference, Less than , Fewer than, Left / left over, Reduced by
Words that mean “Multiply”
Of, Product, Times, Multiplied by, In all / total / altogether (when referring to repeated addition)
Words that mean “Divide”
Quotient, Out of , Per, Ratio, Percent
Watch the video for the lesson - Solving Word Problems Involving Multiplication of Decimals Including Money