Fraction Word Problems Worksheet

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Solving fraction word problems involves understanding the problem, identifying what is given, determining what needs to be found, and then applying appropriate fraction operations and problem-solving strategies.

  1. Read the problem carefully to understand what it is asking.
    Identify key information and what needs to be found.
  2. Determine what information is given in the problem and what is known.
    Pay attention to quantities, fractions, operations, and any other relevant details.
  3. Identify what the problem is asking you to find.
    Is it a fraction, a sum or difference of fractions, a fraction of a quantity, etc.?
  4. Decide on a strategy to solve the problem. This may involve using fraction operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division, or using visual models like fraction bars or number lines.
  5. Apply the chosen strategy to solve the problem step by step.
    Perform any necessary fraction operations, simplify fractions if needed, and convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions as necessary.
  6. After solving the problem, check your answer to ensure it makes sense and matches the problem’s requirements.
    Re-read the problem to verify that you have answered the question correctly.
  7. Clearly state your answer in the context of the problem.
    Use proper units and labels if applicable.

Printable Fraction Word Problems
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Fraction Word Problems Worksheet #1
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Online Fraction Word Problems

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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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