Fraction Two-Step Word Problems - Mixed Numbers

Objective: I can solve two-step word problems involving addition and subtraction of mixed numbers (mixed fractions)


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Solve the following word problems.

Percy spent 1/4 of his money on a food and another 3/10 of his money on a drink.
a. What fraction of his money did he spend in total?



b. What fraction of Percy’s money was left?




Sally has a piece of cloth. She used 1/3 of the cloth to make a pillow cover and another 4/7 of the cloth to make a tablecloth.
a. What fraction of the cloth was used altogether for the pillow cover and tablecloth?



b. What fraction of the cloth was left over?




A container is 1/3 full of water and 1/4 full of oil. What fraction of the container is empty?




Kathy spent 5/8 of her money on books and another 1/6 of her money on stationeries. What fraction of Kathy’s money was left?



Carl used 2/9 of piece of string to tie a parcel and another 1/4 of the string to tie a box. What fraction of the string was left?

 




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