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Grade 6 - Mathematics
4.13 Fractions Word Problems - 3
Solve the following word problems. Show your work! Also write at least 5 story problems of your own.
: 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?
1/16 of a gram
1/48 of a gram
1/24 of a gram
: 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 1/2 cakes
: 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)
: Harry went on a diet and lost 4 1/2 pounds the first week, 3 1/2 the second week, 3 1/4 the third week and 2 3/4 the fourth week. How much weight did he lose during the four weeks he dieted?
: 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?
1 1/8 of a day
2 5/8 of a day
1 5/8 of a day
: 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?
6/13 of a pizza
7/12 of a pizza
3/7 of a pizza
: 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
10 3/4 pounds
15 3/4 pounds
: 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 2/5 cans
1 5/8 cans
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