Sample Problem

Jason put volleyballs into 8 boxes and footballs into 9 boxes. There were 14 balls in each box. How many balls did he have altogether?



You must find the total number of boxes Jason has and multiply that by the number of balls in each box.

Number of boxes: 8 + 9 = 17 boxes

Number of balls in each box: 14 balls

Total number of balls: 17 × 14 = 238 balls