# 4.OA.A.3 Solving Multi-Step Problems with Unknown Quantity

## 4.OA.A.3 Solving Multi-Step Problems with Unknown Quantity

Evidence Statement 4.D.1 Solve multi-step contextual word problems with degree of difficulty appropriate to Grade 4, requiring application of knowledge and skills articulate in Type I Evidence Statements.

### Field Trip

The third and fourth grade students are going on a field trip together.

There are 147 students.

Each bus holds 34 students. The fourth graders fill 2 buses.

• Write an equation to find the least number of buses needed for the third graders. Use a letter for the unknown value of your equation.
• How many buses are needed for the third graders?
• Explain how you found the number of buses needed for the third graders?

Enter your equation, answer, and explanation in the space provided.