Word Problem

Please solve this word problem in your math notebook and explain how you got your answer. Please post in the comment section.

David wants to buy four basketballs. He only has $55. Each basketball is $18. How much more money does he need?

11 thoughts on “Word Problem

  1. My answer to this problem is $17. I got my answer by first doing 18 x 4. I did this because I needed to find out how much the basketballs costed all together. Then I tried to figure out how much he needed. So I did 72-55 and the difference is 17. That is how I got my answer.

  2. My answer to this word problem is $17.I got my answer by first doing $18 times 4 because I need to know what he total cost of the 4 basketballs are.Then I subtracted $72 minus $55 because $72 is the number I got from multiplying $18 times 4 and the $55 is the money that David has and the second question says that how much more money he need to buy the four basketballs.

  3. My answer to this word problem is $17. I got my answer by first doing addition because when I tried multiplication it did not work for me. Then I subtracted 72 the answer of the first step with the 55 because that would give me the answer to the problem.

  4. My answer to this word problem is $17. I got my answer by first doing $18 X 4 because David wants 4 basketballs and each basketball is $18 so I multiply the two numbers and the I know that the 4 basketball cost 72. Then I did $72 – $55 because the basketballs are $72 and David has $55. So that’s how I got my answer $17.

  5. My answer to this word problem is 17$. I got my answer by first doing 18 x 4 and I got 72 because I needed to know the total cost of the four basket balls. Then I subtracted 55 from 72 because I needed to know how much more money he needed and I got 17.

  6. my answer to this word problem is $17 I got my answer by first doing $18 + $18 + $18 + $18 because I wanted to know how much the Basket balls cost all together then I subtracted $55 from $72 because I wanted to know much more money he needed

  7. My answer to this word problem is $17. I got my answer by adding the cost of each basketball $18 and I added 18, 18,18,and 18 and I got 27 but maybe it was wrong so I did it an other way $18 times 4 and that equaled 27 so I was right then. Next I subtracted $55 the money David had in the first place and did $55 -$27 and then I got my answer $17

  8. My answer to this problem is 17. I got my answer by first adding 1 8 four times. I did this because I needed to know the total amount of money 72. Then I subtracted 72 and 55 and got 17. I did this because I needed to know how much more money David needed.

  9. My answer to this word problem is 17$. I got my answer by first doing. Added 4 basketballs and got 72 because I need to find out what is the whole of the basketballs. Then I subtracted 72 and 55 and got 17 because to get my answer I need to subtract how much money and the answer of all of the basketballs.

  10. My answer to this word problem is $17. I got my answer by first doing adding 18 fours because I needed to know the total of the four basketballs. Then I subtracted 72 from 55 because it said how much more money does he need?

  11. My answer to this word problem is $17. I got this answer by first doing multiplication because you are suppose to multiply the four basket balls cost altogether. So the word problem is “18 multiply 4 ” and the answer is 72. Then I subtract because I have to figure out how many more money David needs to buy 4 basket balls. So, you the word problem is “72 minis 55” and the answer to the problem is “17.”

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