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? 14 pounds 10 pounds 12 pounds

Q 2: If four persons split 6 1/2 cans of food equally, how much would each person get? (Hint: 6 1/2 divide by 4) 1 5/8 cans 2 5/8 cans 1 2/5 cans

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 1/8 of a day 2 5/8 of a day 1 5/8 of a day

Q 4: 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)) 15/40 31/45 31/40

Q 5: 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 1/2 cake 3/4 cake

Q 6: 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 $662.50 $862.75

Q 7: 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 8: 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? 3/7 of a pizza 6/13 of a pizza 7/12 of a pizza

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