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Fractions 1
#1 Jessica bought 8/9 of a pound of chocolates and ate 1/3 of a pound. How much was left? 5/9
#2 Tom bought a board that was 7/8 of a yard long. He cut off 1/2 of a yard. How much was left? 3/8
#3 Sam rode his bike 2/5 of a mile and walked another 3/4 of a mile. How far did he travel? 1 3/20
#4 Sally walked 3/4 of a mile before lunch and 1/2 of a mile after lunch. How far did she walk in all? 1 1/4
#5 Don bought 3/4 of a pound of jellybeans and 5/8 pound of gummy bears. How much candy did he buy? 1 3/8
Fractions 2
#1 The track is 3/5 of a mile long. If Tyrone jogged around it twice, how far did he run? 1 1/5
#2 Which apple weighs more, one that weighs 2/3 of a pound or one that weighs 5/6 of a pound? 5/6
#3 Stanley ordered two pizzas cut into eighths. If he ate 5/8 of a pizza, how much was left? 3/8
#4 Sandra bought 2 yards of red fabric and 1 of blue. How much cloth did she buy in all? 4
#5 An equilateral triangle measures 3 inches on one side. What is the perimeter of the triangle? 10 1/2
Fractions 3
#1 At my birthday party, the girls ate 3 1/ 2 pizzas and the boys ate 7 1/ 2 pizzas. How many pizzas were eaten at my party? 11
#2 I bought 2 1/ 2 gallons of paint but I only used 2/ 4 gallons of the paint. How much paint do I have left? 2
#3 My recipe calls for 2/ 3 cups of white flour and 2 1/ 5 cups of whole wheat flour. How much flour do I need in total for my recipe? 10/33
#4 My dog is 5 1/ 2 years old. My cat is 4 1 /2 years younger than my dog. How old is my cat? 1
#5 During the pie eating contest my dad ate 5 4/ 4 pies and my mom ate 2 1 /4 pies. How many pies did they eat altogether? 8 1/4
Fractions 4
#1 I need to drink 8 2/ 4 cups of whater and 2 1 /5 cups of milk every day. How much fluid do I have to drink 6 3/10
#2 I had 5 1/ 2 gallons of paint and used 1 3 /6to gallons paint my bedroom. How much paint do I have left? 4
#3 Jill has 4 2/ 4 granola bars and Jim has 4 3/ 8 granola bars. How many granola bars do we have altogether? 8 7/8
#4 We had 1 2/ 5 of a pizza left when we went to bed. The next morning 3/ 4 of what was left had been eaten. How much pizza is left? 13/20
#5 If you have 1 1/ 4 cookie tarts and added 3 2/ 8 cookie tarts to them, how many cookie tarts would you have? 4 1/2
Fractions 5
#1 My glass had 4/ 8 of a cup of apple juice left in it. I drank 2/ 8 of it, how much is left? 1/4
#2 My recipe calls for 6 5 /8 cups of white flour and and 4 1/ 8 cups of whole wheat flour. How many cups of flour does the recipe need? 10 3/4
#3 Joey ate 4 1/ 4 oranges and Billy ate 7 1/ 2 oranges. They finished all the oranges that were in the bag. How many oranges were in the bag? 11 3/4
#4 With my 1 2/ 3 chocolate bar, I gave my sister 1 /3, how much do I have left? 1 1/3
#5 6 5/ 6 mini pizzas were left in the fridge, the kids ate 1 2/ 3 of them. How much pizza is left for the adults? 5 1/6
Final Question
The lengths of the sides of a quadrilateral are 2 1/4, 4 1/5, 3 3/6, and 2 3/5. What is the perimeter of the Quadrilateral? 12 11/20