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: 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? 10 pounds 12 pounds 14 pounds

Q 2: 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) 400 dresses 600 dresses 200 dresses

Q 3: 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 5/8 of a day 1 1/8 of a day 2 5/8 of a day

Q 4: 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? $662.50 $862.75 $600.50

Q 5: Sally and Molly shared a Pepsi bottle. Sally consumed 3/8 of it and Molly consumed 2/5, how much of Pepsi was left? (Hint: 1 - (3/8 + 2/5)) 31/40 15/40 31/45

Q 6: 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

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