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Math Word Problems - GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE Preparation
5.15 Word Problems - A Fraction of a Number 3

Example 1:
Emma's vegetable garden has 50 tomatoes. 1/5 of them were eaten by insects. How many tomatoes did she have left.
Solution:
Total tomatoes is 50.
The fraction part of the tomatoes eaten by insects = 1/5
The fraction part of tomatoes remaining is 1 - 1/5 = 4/5
The tomatoes left = 50 x 4/5 = 40 tomatoes

Directions: Solve the following word problems.
Q 1: 14 students show up for baseball practice on Tuesday. If this represents 7/8 of the baseball team, what is the total number of students on the team.
16
20
15

Q 2: Harry used 260 minutes on his cell phone. If he has 12/25 of the minutes on his monthly plan limit left, what is the total number of minutes in his monthly plan limit?
(Hint: Let the total number of minutes on the plan be x. Since Harry has 12/25 of the minutes left, he has used 1 - 12/25 = 13/25 of them. This translates to (13/25)x. This is equal to 260 minutes so the equation is (13/25)x = 260. Therefore x=___)
600
500
540

Q 3: Aron has 4 times as many pencils as Greg. If Greg has 80 pencils, what is the total number of pencils that both have?
360
320
400

Q 4: Sid spent $20 on a trading card game. If 1/5 of his money is left. What is the amount he had in the beginning?
$25
$20
$30

Q 5: Fred has a discount coupon off for one merchandise in a department store. He pays 2/3rd of the ticket price of the item. If he bought a Jacket for $40, what was its ticket price. (Assuming no sales tax)
$45
$50
$60

Q 6: Jan's mom works at a department store and gets a discount off the purchases she makes there. Her discount is: she pays 4/5 of the ticket price for an item. If she bought a dress for $40 what was its ticket price? (Calculate assuming there is not sales tax)
(Hint: Let the ticket price be x. Jan's mom pays 4/5 of the ticket price, which translates to 4/5x. The price she paid is $40. Therefore the equation is 4/5x=40.)
$36
$50
$40

Q 7: Greg spent $80 for games. If this is 4/5 of the amount his dad gave him. What is the total amount his dad gave?
$100
$145
$160

Q 8: George has an MP3 player. He only has room for 600 more minutes of music left on it. If he has filled it to 4/5 of its capacity, what is the total number of minutes of music that it can hold?
(Hint: Let the total number of minutes of music on MP3 player be x. Since it is filled to 4/5 of its capacity, it has 1-4/5 of its capacity. This translates to (1/5)x. This is equal to 600 minutes, so the equation is (1/5)x = 600. Therefore x = ____)
3,000
1,800
1,200

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