Decimal Word Problems Worksheets

How to Solve Decimal Word Problems - When you are lining yourself up to solve a story based math word problem and you notice a decimal value, you should approach it slightly differently than other word problems. The first step you should always take with these problems is to outline how you will go about solving it. We begin that process by identifying what the problem is giving us. Begin by looking for keywords that might indicate how the data that is given is related to one another and how we can learn from this. We know that a decimal value can easily be converted to a fraction or a percentage if needed, we should keep this in mind. Once we identify how the data relates to one another and get our value in the right form we just process the calculation and then make certain that if any units of measure are included that we account for that and use the right units.

  • Basic Lesson

    Demonstrates how to outline decimal word problems. Ann spent $3.05 on her hair cut $19.08 on grocery and $5.68 on miscellaneous items? How much did she spend in total?

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  • Intermediate Lesson

    Uses slightly larger sentences and numbers than the basic lesson. A man deposits $320.75 every month in bank. What amount does he deposit in a year?

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  • Independent Practice 1

    Contains a series of 20 decimal word problems. The answers can be found below. If your weekly salary is $415.00, how much do you take home each week after deductions are made for federal income tax of $82.13, state tax of $9.74, social security and Medicare tax of $31.75, and retirement plan deduction of $41.50.

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  • Independent Practice 2

    Features 20 decimal word problems. If your salary is $725.00, and deductions are made for federal income tax of $62.13, state tax of $67.74, social security and Medicare tax of $61.75, and retirement plan deduction of $81.50. How much money will you have left?

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  • Homework Worksheet

    10 word problems for students to work on at home. An example problem is provided and explained. If you had a half a dollar, six quarters, nine dimes, five nickels, and nine pennies, how much money would you have all together? (Hint: Add 0.50, 0.75, 0.80, 0.30 and 0.09)

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  • Skill Quiz

    10 decimal word problems. A math scoring matrix is included.If a 15 foot piece of electrical tape has 0.56 feet cut from it then what is the new length of tape?

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  • Homework and Quiz Answer Key

    Answers for the homework and quiz.

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  • Answer Key

    Answers for the lesson and practice sheets.

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What Is It?

A decimal is a fraction expressed with the use of a point. The point shows that all the digits to the right of it have a value of less than one and, more specifically, each of those has a value of 1/10th of the digit to its left.