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Multiply numbers ending in zeroes: word problems

A juice company ordered 60 shipments of oranges. There were 800 oranges in each shipment. How many oranges did the company order in all?

There were 60 shipments, each of which had 800 oranges.

Multiply 60 by 800.

First, multiply 6 and 8. (6 × 8 = 48)

Now count the zeroes in both numbers. 60 × 800 = ?

There are 3 zeroes in all. Write 3 zeroes after 48.

60 × 800 = 48,000

The company ordered 48,000 oranges in all.


Oakview Elementary School needs to buy pencils for the upcoming school year. Since there are exactly 20 students in the school, the principal figures each student will use about 30 pencils per year. How many total pencils does the school need to buy?