Fraction: Two-Step Word Problems

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

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“Fraction Word Problems” Worksheets:
Fraction Word Problems (Add, Subtract)
2-Step Fraction Word Problems (Add, Subtract)

1-Step Mixed Number Word Problems (Add, Subtract)
2-Step Mixed Number Word Problems (Add, Subtract)

Solving two-step fraction word problems involves breaking down the problem into smaller steps and using fraction operations to find the solution.

Steps to Solve Two-Step Fraction Word Problems:

  1. Read and Understand the Problem:
  2. Carefully read the word problem to understand what it is asking.
    Identify the quantities, units of measurement, and any other relevant details.
  3. Determine what information is given in the problem and what is known.
  4. Identify what the problem is asking you to find. This may involve finding intermediate values or the final solution.
  5. Decide on a strategy to solve the problem. This may involve breaking the problem into smaller steps, using fraction operations, or applying other problem-solving techniques.
  6. Follow your plan and perform the necessary calculations to solve each step of the problem.
    Use fraction operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as needed.
  7. After solving each step, check your answer to ensure it makes sense and matches the problem’s requirements.
  8. If the problem involves multiple steps, combine the results from each step to find the final solution.
  9. Clearly state your final answer in the context of the problem.

Printable Fraction Word Problems

(Answers on the second page.)
Fraction Word Problems Worksheet #1
Fraction Word Problems Worksheet #2
Fraction Word Problems Worksheet #3

Online Fraction Word Problems

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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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