Here are some examples and solutions 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 and solutions using the bar modeling method to solve fraction word problems are shown in the videos. The bar modeling method, also called tape diagrams, are used in Singapore Math and the Common Core.
Martha spent of her allowance on food and shopping. What fraction of her allowance had she left?
of her allowance left.
of a group of children were girls. If there were 24 girls, how many children were there in the group?
3 units = 24
1 unit = 24 ÷ 3 = 8
5 units = 5 × 8 = 40
There were 40 children in the group.
Sam had 120 teddy bears in his toy store. He sold of them at $12 each. How much did he receive?
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.
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