# Two-Step Word Problems - Fractions

Video lessons with examples and solutions to help Grade 5 students learn how to solve two-step word problems.

Common Core Standards: 5.NF.1, 5.NF.2

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#### New York State Common Core Math Module 3, Grade 5, Lesson 7

Lesson 7 Concept Development
Problem 1
George weeded 1/5 of the garden, and Summer weeded some, too. When they were finished, 2/3 of the garden still needed to be weeded. What fraction of the garden did Summer weed?
Problem 2
Jing spent 1/3 of her money on a pack of pens, 1/2 of her money on a pack of markers, and 1/8 of her money on a pack of pencils. What fraction of her money is left?
Problem 3
Shelby bought a 2 ounce tube of blue paint. She used 2/3 ounce to paint the water, 3/5 ounce to paint the sky, and some to paint a flag. After that she has 2/15 ounce left. How much paint did Shelby use to paint her flag?
Problem 4
Jim sold 3/4 gallon of lemonade. Dwight sold some lemonade too. Together, they sold 1 5/12 gallons. Who sold more lemonade, Jim or Dwight? How much more?
Problem 5
Leonard spent 1/4 of his money on a sandwich. He spent 2 times as much on a gift for his brother as on some comic books. He had 3/8 of his money left. What fraction of his money did he spend on the comic books?

Lesson 7 Homework

Solve the word problem using the RDW strategy. Show all your work.
1. Christine baked a pumpkin pie. She ate 1/6 of the pie. Her brother ate 1/3 of it, and gave the left overs to his friends. What fraction of the pie did he give to his friends?
2. Liang went to the bookstore. He spent 1/3 of his money on a pen and 4/7 of it on books. What fraction of his money did he have left?
3. Tiffany bought 2/5 kg of cherries. Linda bought 1/10 kg of cherries less than Tiffany. How many kg of cherries did they buy altogether?
4. Mr. Rivas bought a can of paint. He used 3/8 of it to paint a book shelf. He used 1/4 of it to paint a wagon. He used some of it to paint a bird house, and have 1/8 of paint left. How much paint did he use for the bird house?
5. Ribbon A is 1/3 m long. It is 2/5 m shorter than ribbon B. What's the total length of two ribbons?

Lesson 7 Homework

Solve the word problem using the RDW strategy. Show all your work.
1. Christine baked a pumpkin pie. She ate 1/6 of the pie. Her brother ate 1/3 of it, and gave the left overs to his friends. What fraction of the pie did he give to his friends?
3. Tiffany bought 2/5 kg of cherries. Linda bought 1/10 kg of cherries less than Tiffany. How many kg of cherries did they buy altogether?
5. Ribbon A is 1/3 m long. It is 2/5 m shorter than ribbon B. What's the total length of two ribbons?
Lesson 7 Homework

This video shows how to solve word problems using diagrams and an area model.

Solve the word problem using the RDW strategy. Show all your work.
4. Mr. Rivas bought a can of paint. He used 3/8 of it to paint a book shelf. He used 1/4 of it to paint a wagon. He used some of it to paint a bird house, and have 1/8 of paint left. How much paint did he use for the bird house?

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