5th Grade Math Word Problem Worksheets

Practice 5th grade math using these word problem worksheets.
Practice 5th grade math using these word problem worksheets. XiXinXing, Getty Images

5th grade math students may have memorized facts earlier in grade school, but by this point, they need to understand how to interpret and solve word problems. Here's a collection of free printable math worksheets you can download to practice word problems.

Each worksheet comes with a separate answer key, so you can hand out the problems as assignments. The sheets are available in PFD format, so they are clear and easily printed. You can also choose to view the questions and answers online. 

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Worksheet # 1

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1. During the summer holidays, your brother earns extra money mowing lawns. He mows 6 lawns an hour and has 21 lawns to mow. How long will it take him?

2. For the Good Cheer food drive, your class collected 320 cans of food. Each family gets 40 cans of food. How many cartons will you need to pack them?

3. You bought your twin sister Molli 3 gifts costing $24. each and your other twin sister Mary 5 gifts at $18. each. How much money did you spend on Molli and Mary?

4. Six of the classes at your school are going to the pool for a swimming party. That means 125 students need to get on buses and each bus hold 48 students. How many buses will the school need?

5. The mean average of the following 4 math marks will become your report card mark. 97, 78, 84 and 86. What will your report card mark be?

6. Your mom bought you a 1 year swimming pass for $390. She’s making 12 payments of how much money to pay for the pass? 

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Worksheet # 1 Solutions

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1.  Four friends are eating personal pan pizzas. Jane has 3/4 left, Jill had 3/5 left, Cindy has 2/3 left and Jeff has 2/5 left. Who has the most amount of pizza left?

2. What is the next number in the following pattern: 320 160 80 40…………..

3. Here are the number of tries your friends took to get a strike when they went bowling: 1 2 6 6 4 3 5 5 2 6 3 What’s the median number of tries? What’s the mode? What’s the mean?

4. A spinner is divided into 16 sections. 3 sections are red, 6 are blue, 5 are purple and 2 are orange. If you spin the spinner once, what is the probability that you will land on blue?

5. If you leave the tap on at home, 750 quarts will run every 50 seconds. How long will it take for 660 quarts?

6. Mount Everest is 29, 028 feet high. Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,340 feet high. How much taller is Mount Everest? 

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Worksheet #2: Problems

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Worksheet #2 Solutions

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