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Fifth Grade: Fractions Word Problems

Band practice lasted 1 1/4 hours
Band practice lasted 1 1/4 hours. Two thirds of the time was spent ...
If Micheal spent 3/4 of his money
If Micheal spent 3/4 of his money to buy 5/6 of his building ...
You have 9/4 cup of jelly worms
You have 9/4 cup of jelly worms and a recipe that calls for 1/2 cup of jelly ...
3/4 of people use internet
3/4 of people use internet and 9/100 use library. How many times more people use internet
Judy has 8 candy bars
Judy has 8 candy bars. She wants to give 1/3 of a candy bar to everyone in her ...
One pizza has 8 slices
One pizza has 8 slices. Deanna ate 2 ...
I have 6546/7326 cup of sugar
I have 6546/7326 cup of sugar. i used 4325/7326...
Students were asked to choose
Students were asked to choose their favorite subject. If 1/4 of the students chose history and  3/8 chose ...
A tailor needs 32/3 yards of material
A tailor needs 32/3 yards of material to make a ...
Peter took a trip of 7 7/8 miles
Peter took a trip of 7 7/8 miles and used 3 1/2 gallons of gas ...
Cheer practice is 2 1/2 hours long
Cheer practice is 2 1/2 hours long. Cheer practice is split up into two groups, 'cheering and dancing', and 'stunting'...
The coach bought 5 pizzas for the party
The coach bought 5 pizzas for the party. The team members ate 7/8 of ...
There were 108 flowers
There were 108 flowers. 4/9 of the flowers bloomed.
How many did not ...
The Robinsons family drove
The Robinsons family drove for 4000 miles. This was 4/5 the distance the Jones family ...
The total cost of a radio and a camera
The total cost of a radio and a camera is $1650. If the radio costs 4/7 as much as the ...
Josey is ordering pizza for the classroom
Josey is ordering pizza for the classroom. There are 14 people in the classs. She wants to buy enough pizza so that each person could have 1/3 ...
One fourth of the guests gathered in the living room
One fourth of the guests gathered in the living room. What fraction of the guests did not gather in the living ...
Amirah is babysitting
Amirah is babysitting her neighbor's cats for an hour a day. She earned $100 in 4 ...
Joe has 3 boxes of candles
Joe has 3 boxes of candles. Each box has 4 candels. Another box is not filled fully but has only 2 ...
You had 42 bananas
You had 42 bananas but you ate 7 of ...
Rodney is putting away test tubes
Rodney is putting away test tubes in science class. He has 50 test tubes and 12 will fit on each rack. How many rack racks will rodney ...
Sarah spends 1/4 of her income
Sarah spends 1/4 of her income for transportation, 1/6 of her income for food, and 1/3 of her other income for rent and ...
Julia bought 3 boxes of candles
Julia bought 3 boxes of candles. Each box contained 4 candles. She kept 2 candles, gave the rest to Mary and told her to give half of them to ...
3 3/4 hours to travel
3 3/4 hours to travel from Laketon to High Falls. If you leave Laketon at 10:25...
The first 1/5 mile path
The first 1/5 mile path of a 3/4 mile path through a rose garden is paved with ...
Farmer Joe has some chickens
Farmer Joe has some chickens. 1/3 of the chickens are roosters. 3/5 of the remaining were hens. There were 30 ...
Mrs. Wee bought 5 trays of eggs
Mrs. Wee bought 5 trays of eggs. Each tray contained 30 eggs.  On her way home she fell and broke 2/5 of the eggs.  She used 5/9 of the remaining ...
Four friends share a pizza
Four friends share a pizza. Maria ate one-third ,Ally and Mindy each ate one-frourth of the pizza and Bethany ate one-sixth.
A. into how many equal slices did they need to cut the pizza?  
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Sabrina and Samantha worked on weekends
Sabrina and Samantha worked on weekends and holidays. They were paid by the day, not the hour. Each of them earned the same whole number of dollars. Last month Sabrina earned $184 and Samantha earned $207...
One-fifth of Ed`s Auto sales last year
One-fifth of Ed's Auto sales last year were new customers. If 600 cars were sold to new ...
Dividing Fractions
Crystal had a bag of marbles. She gave 1/3 of them to Becky and 1/4 of them to Ben. Crystal had 24 marbles ...
Adding Fractions
David had 3/4 of a bottle of water.  After a soccer game he drank 7/9 of the ...
Adding Fractions
Martha has a pie. She has diveded it into 12 peices. Her brother ate 1/6 of it, her mom ate 2/3 of it, and her dad ate ...
Dividing Fractions
how many boards 4 5/8 in. wide will it take to cover a floor 222 ...
Multiplying Fractions
Joey's father stops at the gas station to buy gas.  the car has a 16 gallon tank and the fuel gauge says there is 3/8 of a tank of ...
Dividing Fractions
16 pies were shared among women at a party. Each woman received 2/5 of a pie. How many women were there at the party
Dividing Fractions
Susie had 2/5 of a pie and what's to split it between 2 friends how much pie will she have left?
Dividing Fractions
I have 1/3 of a brownie. If 5/6 of a brownie fills one ...
Multiplication Of Fractions
THERE ARE 40 STUDENTS AT BALI HIGH WHO PLAY STRINGED INSTRUMENTS. OF THESE, 1/4 PLAY VIOLA, 1/5 PLAY CELLO, AND THE REST PLAY ...
Multiplication Of Fractions
How many yards of material from 24 yards length of cloth remain after 3 pieces, each 3 1/2 yards long,  and 5 pieces, each 2 1/4 yards ...
Adding Fractions
mother bought 1/2 kilo of chicken, 1/4 kilo of beef and 3/4 kilo of ...
Dividing Fractions
a medication order is for 2 1/4 of a drug to be given three times a day. you have 3/4 tabs in ...
Division Of Fractions
in a bag containing 207 apples 4\9 are green how many are ripe
Dividing Fractions
Marsha read 1/2 of a book. 3/4 of that reading was done at ...
Dividing Fractions
Lawrence owns 20 balls. Four-fifths of the balls are bigger than a baseball and half of those are soccer ...
Dividing Fractions
louie spent 2/5  of his total savings of 500.00 to buy a gift for his mother. how much did louie spend on the gft
Division Of Fractions
After a huge party, there are 7 1/2 pizzas left. if the three people who gave the party divided these remaining pizzas equally among themselves, how much pizza did each get
Adding Fractions
george worked for 3 1/2 hr on saturday for a school project.he worked for 2 3/4 hr on sunday.how many hours did george work over the week
Dividing Fractions
How many "quarter-pounders" can be ade from 12 lb of ground beef?
Dividing Fractions
Kirsten has 3/4 hour left to finish 5 math problems on the ...
Dividing Fractions
Karen has 4 cups of ...
Dividing Fractions
I have 3/4 of a cake left after a part .  I want to give each gues 1/6 of the ...
Dividing Fractions
if a puppet requires 3/4 yards of material, how many puppets can be made from 9 yards of material
Multiplying Fractions
Betty has 1/7 yard of ribbon she used 1/6 of it how much yards is left
Dividing Fractions
John wants to make 6 window boxes. If each window box uses 2 1/4 ft of ...
Multiplying Fractions
Suppose you have 15 $1 bills.You use 1/5  of the $1 bills to buy a ...
Multiplying Fractions
Sarah read 1/4 of a book in 5/3 ...
Dividing Fractions
A computaerized test allows 2/15 of an hour for each question before it automacatily moves on to the next question. If the test is 2 2/3 hours long, how many questions are on the test
Dividing Fractions
3/4 of college students use the internet more than the library.  9/100 use the library ...
Multiplying Fractions
Sarah has twenty-seven books on her desk.  A third of the books are ...
Multiplying Fractions
kay has 6 ...
Dividing Fractions
Norberto has 9/10 of a pizza. The pizza will be divided equally among 6 people. How much will each person get
Dividing Fractions
joe has 4 out of 10 candy canes and splits it with all his ...
Dividing Fractions
My mommy had 5/6 of a pie. She wants to split the pie into thirds. how many pieces of pir would she have then
Dividing Fractions
A bullentin board is 56 inches wids and 36 inches ...
Multiplying Fractions
ashton and maggie were throwing a party, they invited 20 people and each person got x slices of pizza and 2 cups of ...
Dividing Fractions
How many 3/4-foot lengths are in a 2 1/2 foot long rope?
Dividing Fractions
A Farmer hauled in 120 bales of hay. Each of his cows ate 1 1/4 ...
Dividing Fractions
Anna bought a strip of fabric 10 yd long. She needs a 1/13yd piece to make a pillow how many pillows can anna make
Dividing Fractions
The roll of wrapping paper is 20 feet long. If 3 boxes can be wrapped with 1/3/4 feet of wrapping ...
Dividing Fractions
How many pieces of wood each 7 1/2 inches long can be cut from a board that is 45 inches long?
Dividing Fractions
a class of 3o kids is selling boxes of ...
Improper Fractions
Joe Smith buys 100 shares of Apple Stock at $55 3/ 5 ...
Operations With Fractions
5/10 of students drink choclate milk 2/5 drink white mite how many drink strawberry
Improper Fractions
Stanley had 27 wrestling matches. He won 3/4 more than he ...
Fractions
155,000 labs,3 4/9 times the number of beagles. how many beagles are registered
Fractions
how many yards of material from a 24-yard length of cloth remain after 3 each 31/2 yards long, and 5 pieces, each 21/4 yards long, are removed
Fractions
gasoline is about $2 per gallon. you use about 1 1/2 gallsons each day driving to and ...
Fractions
a taxi charges 3.50for the first one-fourth of a mile and 1.25 for each additional one fourth of a ...

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