In these worksheets, students will learn to convert word problems involving decimals into simple mathematical equations and solve the equations to answer the word problem.

This section will help you explore story-based problems that require you to compare and perform various math operations with parts of a whole value in decimal form. Your first task will be to identify the group of interest that is stated within the problem. Once that group is identified go on to determine the total size of the total population that the group resides within. This can most likely be done by taking a total sum of all the groups that are present. In most problems like this, where we are looking a portion of a group, it is best to first form a fraction. Once you have a fraction, convert it to a decimal by simply finding the quotient of the fraction. Your solution is always stated in a decimal form. You will find the final value to help you to make a decision or explain a portion of the total group.

Your students will work with decimals to solve simple word problems. This set of worksheets includes word problems with decimals that require all four basic mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). Students will also read and interpret information presented as decimals in tables in order to solve problems. Problems range from the very basic, introductory level, to the intermediate level, and subject matter includes both money problems and real-world situations. This set of worksheets contains step-by-step solutions to sample problems, both simple and more complex problems, a review, and a quiz. Independent practice worksheets are also provided at both the basic and intermediate skills level, so that students can improve continue to improve their proficiency. When finished with this set of worksheets, students will be able to solve both basic and intermediate word problems involving decimals. These worksheets explain how to solve word problems that involve decimals. Sample problems are solved and practice problems are provided.

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Decimal Word Problems Worksheets

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Decimal Problems Lesson

A boy drank 5.20 mls of milk and a girl drank 3.10 mls. Find total amount of milk the girl and boy drank.

Lesson and Practice

Between which (consecutive) places is the biggest difference of scores?


A teacher corrected Julie math test paper; she scored 30.5 out of 50 correct on the test. Find the equivalent score out of 100?


Your fan uses 456 kWh of energy per year. If you pay $0.032 per kWh, what is the cost of electricity for running that fan?


What is the difference between the scores of Kristine and Bob?

Warm Up

A hotel charges $155.60 per day for a room. What is the cost of booking the room for 4 days?

Basic Skills Worksheet

Paul studied for 30.73 hours over a period of 10 days. On average, how much did he study each day?

Basic Skills Practice

The length of a ribbon is 1.28 m. The length of a rope is 2.74 m longer than the ribbon. What is the length of the rope?

Intermediate Skills Worksheet

Jane was driving at 88.64 km/hr and Sharon was driving at 96.43 km/hr. They started from the same point. After 3.50 hr, Sharon was ahead of Jane by how much distance?

Intermediate Skills Practice

Laura participated in a gymnastics competition. She got scores of 7.88, 9.42, 7.49 and 8.64. What is her total score?

Intermediate Skills Drill

Maurice can run 800 meters in 124.45 seconds. Jack can cover the same distance in 118.34 seconds. By how much time will Jack win the race?

Decimal Word Problems Lesson

Milly spent $4.07 on her hair cut, $10.08 on groceries and $4.60 on miscellaneous items? How much did she spend in total?


If 58 out of 100 students in a school are boys, then write a decimal for the part of the school that consists of boys?


Peter wanted to buy the following items: A DVD holder for $9.55 and personal stereo for $66.95. Does Peter have enough money to buy all two items if he has $100 with him?


How many squares each with a side of 1.5 cm can fit completely in a rectangle with a length of 6 cm and width of 6.55 cm?


Long haired Lucy decided that it was time for a new haircut. She went to hairdressers with hair 74.2 cm long. When she left it was 21.6 cm long. How much had the hairdresser taken off?


What is THE combined thickness of these wood shims: 0.46, 0.156, 0.465, 0.845 and 0.122 cm?