Class 4    Math    Multiplication
Simple multiplication based question

Question: Yadav has got 210 flowers to make garland. He can use only 36 flowers in one garland. How many garlands he can make with 210 flowers ?

Answer: In this question we need to find out number of garlands Yadav can make with 210 flowers whereas he can use only 36 flowers in one garland.

This is simple division question. We divide 210 with 36 then considering only quotient will give the correct answer. However, we will solve this equation by simple multiplication:

Total number of flowers is 210
Flowers needed to make 1 garland = 36

Now, we will multiply 36 with whole numbers in increasing order and we will stop when we have flowers left less than 36. Let us see how we do it:

1 garland = 36 flowers < 210
2 garlands = 2 x 36 flowers = 72 flowers < 210
3 garlands = 3 x 36 flowers = 108 flowers < 210
4 garlands = 4 x 36 flowers = 144 flowers < 210
5 garlands = 5 x 36 flowers = 180 flowers < 210
6 garlands = 6 x 36 flowers = 216 flowers > 210

We see that to make 6 garlands we need more than 210 flowers. Hence, Yadav can make 5 garlands and he will have 30 flowers left with him.