We have a *whale* of a math help for kids word problem this week! Be ready for a challenge, but don’t be scared, you don’t have to be a brain *sturgeon* to figure this out. Practice elementary school math skills such as multiplication, division, and weight conversion with this week’s fun word problem challenge. Practicing math everyday is *dolphinitely* one of the best ways to improve math grades.

We know you can do it! Don’t *trout* yourself, any *fin* is possible! Give the problem below a try, and be sure to check back tomorrow for the solution.**Question:** An adult blue whale weighs 200 tons. An adult Hector’s dolphin weighs 125 pounds. How many times the weight of the Hector’s dolphin is the blue whale? *(Hint: One ton is 2,000 pounds.)*

**Solution:** A ton is 2,000 pounds, so 200 tons is 200 × 2,000 = 400,000 pounds. If we divide 400,000 by 125, we get 3,200. So, the blue whale is 3,200 times the weight of the Hector’s dolphin.

*(Dolphin image above by John on Flickr.)*