# Math: Can You Solve The Fraction Word Problem?

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• 1.

### Kelly spent 1/2 of her money on a DVD.  She spent 1/6 of her money on a new popcorn maker. What fraction of her money did Kelly spend all together?

• A.

2/8 of her money

• B.

2/3 of her money

• C.

1/4 of her money

• D.

4/6 of her money

B. 2/3 of her money
Explanation
Kelly spent 1/2 of her money on a DVD and 1/6 of her money on a new popcorn maker. To find the fraction of her money spent all together, we need to add the fractions. The common denominator for 1/2 and 1/6 is 6. Converting 1/2 to 3/6, we can add 3/6 and 1/6 to get 4/6. Therefore, Kelly spent 4/6 of her money all together.

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• 2.

### Jamie bought a roll of tape that measured 1 meter in length.  He used 1/4 of the tape to wrap his hockey stick.  He used 1/8 of the tape to fix a whole in his hockey bag. What fraction of the tape was left?

• A.

1/2 meter

• B.

3/8 meter

• C.

5/8 meter

• D.

1/4 meter

C. 5/8 meter
Explanation
Jamie used 1/4 of the tape to wrap his hockey stick and 1/8 of the tape to fix a hole in his hockey bag. To find the fraction of tape left, we need to subtract the fractions used from the whole roll of tape. 1/4 + 1/8 = 3/8 of the tape was used. Therefore, the fraction of tape left is 1 - 3/8 = 5/8 meter.

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• 3.

### Mrs. Smith bought 24 markers.  7 markers had green ink. 15 markers had red ink. The rest had black ink.  What fraction of the markers had black ink?

• A.

• B.

• C.

• D.

Explanation
There were a total of 24 markers. 7 markers had green ink and 15 markers had red ink. The rest of the markers, which is 24 - 7 - 15 = 2 markers, had black ink. Therefore, the fraction of markers with black ink is 2/24, which can be simplified to 1/12.

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• 4.

### Mark and Chris had an equal number of chocolate bars.  Mark ate 1/5 of his chocolate bars. Chris ate 1/4 of his chocolate bars.  Who has more chocolate bars left?

• A.

Mark

• B.

Chris

A. Mark
Explanation
Mark has more chocolate bars left because he ate a smaller fraction of his chocolate bars compared to Chris. Mark ate 1/5 of his chocolate bars, while Chris ate 1/4 of his chocolate bars. Since 1/5 is smaller than 1/4, Mark has more chocolate bars left.

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• 5.

### 40 students made the student council.  5/8 of the students were girls. How many boys made student council?

• A.

25 boys

• B.

15 boys

• C.

10 boys

• D.

20 boys

B. 15 boys
Explanation
If 5/8 of the students were girls, then 3/8 of the students must be boys. Since the total number of students in the student council is 40, we can calculate the number of boys by multiplying 3/8 by 40. This gives us (3/8) * 40 = 15 boys. Therefore, the correct answer is 15 boys.

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• 6.

### Holly completed the race in 2  1/2 hours.  Mary completed the same  race in 3  1/4 hours. How much longer did Mary take to complete the race than Holly?

• A.

1/4 hour

• B.

3/4 hour

• C.

1/2 hour

• D.

1/6 hour

B. 3/4 hour
Explanation
Mary took 3 1/4 hours to complete the race, while Holly took 2 1/2 hours. To find out how much longer Mary took, we need to subtract Holly's time from Mary's time. When we subtract 2 1/2 hours from 3 1/4 hours, we get 3/4 hour. Therefore, Mary took 3/4 hour longer than Holly to complete the race.

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• 7.

### Hank went to the cider mill.  The cost for one pound of apples is 1 1/2 dollars.  How much would it cost for 3 pounds of apples?

• A.

3 1/2 dollars

• B.

3 1/4 dollars

• C.

4 1/2 dollars

• D.

2 3/4 dollars

C. 4 1/2 dollars
Explanation
Hank went to the cider mill and wants to buy 3 pounds of apples. The cost for one pound of apples is 1 1/2 dollars. To find the total cost, we need to multiply the cost of one pound by the number of pounds. 1 1/2 dollars multiplied by 3 gives us 4 1/2 dollars, which is the total cost for 3 pounds of apples. Therefore, the answer is 4 1/2 dollars.

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• 8.

### Lydia ate 4/5 of a pizza. Mark ate 1/10 of a pizza. How much pizza did they eat all together?

• A.

8/10 of a pizza

• B.

5/15 of a pizza

• C.

9/10 of a pizza

• D.

4/50 of a pizza

C. 9/10 of a pizza
Explanation
Lydia ate 4/5 of a pizza and Mark ate 1/10 of a pizza. To find out how much pizza they ate all together, we need to add their individual portions. When we add 4/5 and 1/10, we get a common denominator of 10. So, 4/5 can be written as 8/10. Adding 8/10 and 1/10 gives us 9/10. Therefore, Lydia and Mark ate a total of 9/10 of a pizza all together.

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• 9.

### John got 5/8 of the test correct.  Zach got 4/5 of the test correct.  Who scored better on the test?

• A.

John

• B.

Zach

B. Zach
Explanation
Zach scored better on the test because he got 4/5 of the test correct, which is a higher fraction compared to John's 5/8.

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• 10.

### Mrs. Estes baked brownies.  She ate 1/12 of the brownies in the pan and gave 7/12 of the brownies in the pan to her neighbor.  What fraction of the brownies in the pan were left?

• A.

1/3 pan of brownies

• B.

1/4 pan of brownies

• C.

6/12 pan of brownies

• D.

5/6 pan of brownies Back to top