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Fraction Word Problems
Examples:
1. If you ran 3 1/2 miles yesterday and 5 1/4 miles today, how much further did you run today?
2. There are 20 people in your class. If 1/4 of the class went on a trip, how many went?
3. 1/2 of your class play sports. Of those 1/4 are in the band. What fraction of your class play sports and sre in the band?
4. Alice spends 1/4 of her income on food and 1/2 of her income on rent. How much of Alice's income is spent on food and rent?
5. If one can weighs 2 1/2 lb, how much will 1 1/2 can weighs?
6. If you have 3/4 lb of food to be shared among 3 dogs, how much will each get?
7. If you have 3/4 lb of food and need 1/4 lb per dog, how many dogs can you feed?
8. A recipe calls for 7 1/2 lb of carrots. How much carrots will you need for 2 1/2 recipes?
9. Alice took a trip of 18 3/4 miles and used 7 1/2 gallons of gasoline. How many miles per gallon was that?
Word problems with fractions
Examples:
1. A board measures 64 5/8 inches and needs to be cut in half. Find the length of each half.
2. An athlete jogs 1 3/8 miles, 5 3/4 miles, and 3 5/8 miles. In all, how far does the athlete jog?



Fraction Word Problem
Solving a Fraction word problem
Example:
A Grand Prix race consists of 180 km. After 30 minutes of racing, driver A completed 3/4 of the course while driver B completed 5/6 of the course.
a) Which driver had covered the greater distance?
b) How many kilometres does each driver still have to complete? Multiplying Fractions - Solving Word Problems
Examples:
1. Janice is preparing a recipe that calls for 3/4 of a cup of oil per serving. If Janice needs to prepare 2 and 2/3 servings, how many cups of oil will she need?
2. Jamaal is running at a rate of 2 and 2/3 miles per hour. At that rate how far will Jamaal have run in 1 and 1/8 hours?

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