# Fraction Word Problems: Examples

Here are some examples of fraction word problems.

The first example is a one-step word problem.

The second example shows how blocks can be used to help illustrate the problem.

The third example is a two-step word problem.

More examples using the bar modeling method to solve fraction word problems are shown on videos. The bar modeling method is use in Singapore Math.

Related Topics:

How to solve Fraction Word Problems using Algebra

More Singapore Math Lessons

*Example:*

Martha spent of her allowance on food and shopping. What fraction of her allowance had she left?

* Solution: *

She had of her allowance left.

*Example: *

of a group of children were girls. If there were 24 girls, how many children were there in the group?

* Solution: *

3 units = 24

1 unit = 24 ÷ 3 = 8

5 units = 5 × 8 = 40

There were 40 children in the group.

*Example: *

Sam had 120 teddy bears in his toy store. He sold of them at $12 each. How much did he receive?

* Solution: *

**Step 1:** Find the number of teddy bears sold.

He sold 80 teddy bears.

**Step 2:** Find how much money he received.

80 × 12 = 960

He received $960.

#### Bar Modeling with Fractions

1) Grace thought that a plane journey would take 7/10 hr but the actual journey took 1/5 hr longer. How long did the actual journey take?

2) Timothy took 2/3 hr to paint a portrait. This was 1/3 hr shorter than the time he took to paint scenery. How long did he take to paint scenery?

Word Problem on Subtracting Fractions From Whole Numbers.

A craft store has a 9 yd spool of ribbon. In the morning, a customer buys 1/5 yd of ribbon from the spool. In the afternoon another customer buys 7/10 yd of ribbon from the spool. How much ribbon is left?