Martin wants to buy 4 plastic figures that cost $17 each. How much money does he need to save to purchase the figures?
Cost of 1 plastic figure:
To find the cost of 4 plastic figures, you multiple the cost of one figure by 4:
Cost of 4 plastic figures:
Therefore, to purchase 4 plastic figures Martin needs to save
With you are solving a word problem, you need to read and understand the scenario presented.
Then, the first decision is which operation is indicated.
Martin is going to buy
You could consider what happens if he pays for them one at a time.
However, as the price is the same for each, multiplication would be quicker:
This is how much he needs to save altogether.