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