Fraction Word Problems Worksheet

Objective: I can solve fraction word problems.

Follow these steps to help you solve the fraction word problems.

Step 1. Is it a problem in addition or subtraction?
Step 2. Do you need to find a common denominator?
Step 3. Can you simplify or reduce the answer?

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A group of people were standing in line. 3/8 of the people were boys and 1/4 of the people were girls. How much of the group was made up of boys and girls?


How much of the group was not boys or girls?


Jane and Jerry were counting the months until their birthdays. Jane said 3/4 of the year would pass before it was her birthday. Jerry said he only needed to wait 1/3 of the year. How much longer did Jane have to wait than Jerry?

Answer: of the year

Change your answer to ‘how many’ months.

Answer: months

Bill ran around 2/3 of the track. Josh ran around 5/6 of the track. How much farther did Josh run than Bill?

Answer: of the track

A box of paper clips fell on the floor. Betty picked up 2/5 of the paper clips and Joanne picked up 3/10. How many of the paper clips did they pick up altogether?

Answer: of the paper clips

How many were still on the floor?

Answer: of the paper clips

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