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Fraction Word Problems

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on 27 October 2014

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Transcript of Fraction Word Problems

Keeping your head above water with
word problems involving fractions!

Problem 6
Randy has to work 7 2/3 hours on Monday and 5 1/4 hours on Wednesday. How many more hours did he work on Monday than Wednesday?
Problem 7
John wants to triple a recipe for cookies. The recipe calls for 2/3 cup of chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of butterscotch chips. How many cups of chips will he use in all?
Problem 14
Problem 1
Catherine walks her dog 3/4 mile every day. How far does she walk each week?
Problem 2
Mark collected 3 7/8 pounds of rock samples. Dara collected 3 3/4 pounds of rock samples. Who collected more rock samples?
Problem 3
Bill wants to put a large mural on a wall that is 9 1/3 feet long and 8 1/8 feet wide. What is the area of the wall?
Problem 20
Raquel had 4 1/2 yards of red yarn to make costumes. Each costume requires 3/4 yard of red yarn. How many costumes can she make?
Problem 15
Jake made a rice dish. For spices, he used 1 3/4 teaspoons of cumin. Then he added 1 1/3 times as much garlic salt as cumin. How many teaspoons of garlic salt did he use?
Problem 11
Problem 13
Luke made beans to eat. He used 1 7/8 cups of beans. Then he added 3 1/3 times as much water as beans. How many cups of water did he use?
Problem 10
The bakery made 72 cookies. If 2/9 of the cookies are peanut butter cookies and the rest were chocolate chip cookies. How many cookies were chocolate chip?
Problem 17
Problem 5
Problem 4
Al uses 7/8 cup of soap to wash the lab coats. He uses 1/2 as much bleach as soap. How much bleach does he use for a load of lab coats?
To make vegetable soup, Stefani used 2/5 as much broth as water. she used 15 cups of water. How much broth did she use?
Anthony was shooting free throws. He shot 48 times. He made 2/3 of his shots. How many free throws did Anthony make?
Problem 9
Felipe had 1/2 pound of dog food. If he divided it equally between his 2 dogs, how much food did each dog get?
Problem 18
Mark took a survey and found that 4/5 of the skateboard riders wore helmets. Of those 1/2 wore knee pads. What fraction of the skateboard riders used both helmets and knee pads?
Problem 12
Dana, Susan, Greg, and Frank worked on a mural for 2 hours. They only had time to paint 6 1/2 feet of the mural. If each person painted an equal amount of the mural, how much did each person paint?
Problem 19
A farmer has 8 dozen eggs. If 5/9 are brown, how many eggs are not brown?
Problem 22
Mike equally divided 4/5 of a cake among 4 people. How much cake did each person get?
There are 100 students in the band. if 3/5 play brass instruments, how many students do not play brass instruments?
Problem 23
John wants to triple a recipe for cookies. The recipe calls for 2/3 cup of chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of butterscotch chips. How many cups of chips will he use in all?
Problem 16
Bridgette and Hailey made punch. They put together 2 1/2 gallons of Sprite and 1 1/4 gallons of punch mix. They next divided the punch up into 30 cups. What fractional part of the punch did each cup hold?
Problem 21
Nathan traded 15 sports cards. Out of those cards 1/5 of them were baseball cards. How many baseball cards did Nathan trade?
There are 144 registered voters in Hickory County. In the last election, 3/4 of them voted. How many voters voted in the last election?
A farmer has 5 cartons of specialty eggs for sale. Each carton contains a dozen eggs. If 3/5 of the eggs are brown, what is the total number of brown eggs for sale?
Problem 8
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