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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: 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)
$60
$50
$45

Q 2: Harry received four times as many votes as his only opponent in the school election. If his opponent received 40 votes, what is the total number of votes that were cast
(Hint: Henry received 4/(4+1) =4/5 of the votes and his opponent received 1/(4+1) = 1/5 of the votes. Let the total number of votes be x. Opponent received 40 votes, so 1/5 of votes were of his opponent, the equation is (1/5)x=40, Therefore x =_____)
80
200
160

Q 3: 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?
$30
$20
$25

Q 4: 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.
15
20
16

Q 5: 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=___)
500
600
540

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.)
$50
$40
$36

Q 7: 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
400
320

Q 8: 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?
$160
$100
$145

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