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Grade 6 - Mathematics
4.13 Fractions Word Problems - 3

Directions: Solve the following word problems. Show your work! Also write at least 5 story problems of your own.
Q 1: If four persons split 6 1/2 cans of food equally, how much would each person get? (Hint: 6 1/2 divide by 4)
2 5/8 cans
1 5/8 cans
1 2/5 cans

Q 2: Bob has been steadily losing 1 1/2 pounds a week on his diet. How much weight would he lose in 10 1/2 weeks? (Hint: 1 1/2 x 10 1/2)
12 3/4 pounds
15 3/4 pounds
10 3/4 pounds

Q 3: At Sally's party, there were four cakes. Each guest ate 1/8 of a cake. How much cake was left over if there were 20 guests? (Hint: 4 - (20 x 1/8))
1/2 cake
3/4 cake
1 1/2 cakes

Q 4: Tim, John and Mike ordered 2 pizzas and finished them by night. If Tim had 2/3 of a pie and John had 3/4, how much did Mike have?
7/12 of a pizza
6/13 of a pizza
3/7 of a pizza

Q 5: Ron bought 100 shares of Microsoft at $109 3/4 per share and sold them at $116 3/8 per share. How much profit did he make?
$600.50
$862.75
$662.50

Q 6: Tim earns half day of vacation time for every two weeks of work. How much vacation time does he earn for working 6 1/2 weeks?
2 5/8 of a day
1 5/8 of a day
1 1/8 of a day

Q 7: To do an experiment, Sam needed 1/12 of gram of Cobalt. If Mike gave him 1/4 of that amount, how much Cobalt did she give Sam?
1/24 of a gram
1/16 of a gram
1/48 of a gram

Q 8: Suppose it takes 2 1/4 yards of material to make one dress. How many dresses could be made from 900 yard bolt of material? (Hint: 900 divided by 2 1/4)
200 dresses
600 dresses
400 dresses

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