Fraction Word Problems Worksheets

How to Solve Fraction Word Problems - Math is a really tricky subject! But the hardest part about math is word problems. The long sentences are surrounded with numbers which really gets tough. And the hardest part about doing word problems is the part where you need to translate the whole thing from English to Math! Usually, once you create the equation, the problem seems easily solvable, and you are fine. But figuring out HOW to create that equations is what is actually the most difficult part! But do not worry, we can help you! All you have to do is follow a few steps! The first thing that you need to do is to read the entire question thoroughly. Make sure that you read the question entirely. Do not try doing anything before you have read the whole question first! The second step is to organize. Write the things that are given in the question. Then figure out what you need to find. Then, figure out what operation you need to perform, addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. If the word problem you need to solve are fractions, you will always spot the words like three fourth, one fifth, two thirds… and so on. Then, solve!

  • Basic Lesson

    Demonstrates how to outline Fraction Word Problems. At a Birthday party the girls ate 1/5 of the pizzas and boys ate 4 /15 of the pizzas. How many pizzas were eaten in all?

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  • Intermediate Lesson

    Uses slightly larger sentences and numbers than the basic lesson. There is 17/22 gallons of water, 7/11 was consumed.

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  • Independent Practice 1

    Contains a series of 20 Fraction Word Problems. The answers can be found below. Carol had a birthday party. She had a cake that she could cut in 12 equal sizes. She wanted to invite 20 friends over for her birthday party. How many sheet cakes would she need if she friend received two pieces of cake? Would there be any cake left over? If so, what would the fraction be?

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  • Independent Practice 2

    Features 20 Fraction Word Problems. Carol had a large bag of candy that contained 225 pieces. She wanted to divide the candy into equal amounts with her friends, Susan and Megan. What fraction of candy would she have left after dividing the candy?

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  • Homework Worksheet

    10 word problems for students to work on at home. An example problem is provided and explained. I bought 5 1/2 gallons of paint but I used 5/10 gallons of paint. How much paint do I have left?

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  • Skill Quiz

    10 Fraction Word Problems. A math scoring matrix is included. Mary baked a dozen cookies. She ate 5. She gave Missy 4, Cindy 2, and Shelly 1. What is the fraction for the number of pieces that are left?

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  • Homework and Quiz Answer Key

    Answers for the homework and quiz.

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  • Answer Key

    Answers for the lesson and practice sheets.

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Mixed Number Changes

Changing a mixed number into an improper fraction requires following these rules: 1. Multiply the denominator by the whole number. 2. Add the result to the numerator. 3. This number becomes the numerator and the denominator remains unchanged.