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# Fractions Word Problems Practice Questions Set 2

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Updated on Sep 23, 2011

## Fractions Word Problems

In order to understand arithmetic in general, it is important to practice and become comfortable with fractions and how they work. The problems in this set help you practice how to perform basic operations with fractions and will assist you in understanding their real-world applications.

1. Rita caught fish that weighed . What was the total weight of all the fish that Rita caught?
1. 15 lb
2. A rectangular garden is yards by 3 yards. How many yards of fence are needed to surround the garden?
1. 15
2. 14
3. The soccer team is making pizzas for a fundraiser. They put of a pound of cheese on each pizza. If they have 12 packages of cheese, how many pizzas can they make?
1. 48
2. 3
3. 24
4. Dan purchased yards of mulch for his garden. Mulch costs \$25 a yard. How much did Dan pay for his mulch?
1. \$75.00
2. \$87.50
3. \$64.25
4. \$81.60
5. Mr. Hamilton owns acres of land. He plans to buy more acres. How many acres will he own?
1. 4
6. Lucy worked hours last week and earned \$195. What is her hourly wage?
1. \$7.35
2. \$5.00
3. \$6.09
4. \$6.00
7. A sheet of plywood is feet wide and feet long. What is the area of the sheet of plywood?
1. 11 sq ft
8. Rosa kept track of how many hours she spent reading during the month of August. The first week she read for hours, the second week for hours, the third week for hours, and the fourth week for hours. How many hours altogether did she spend reading in the month of August?
1. 16
9. During a commercial break in the Super Bowl, there were three -minute commercials and five -minute commercials. How many minutes was the commercial break?
1. 5
10. Dakota's Restaurant served 635 dinners on Saturday night. On Monday night they only served as many. How many dinners did they serve on Monday?
1. 127
2. 254
3. 381
4. 385
11. Michelle is making a triple batch of chocolate chip cookies. The original recipe calls for cup of brown sugar. How many cups should she use if she is tripling the recipe?
1. 3
12. The numerator of a fraction is 4 and the denominator of the same fraction is 3. Which of the following statements is true?
1. The value of the fraction is less than 1.
2. The value of the fraction is greater than 1.
3. The value of the fraction is less than 0.
4. The value of the fraction is greater than 2.
13. The Cheshire Senior Center is hosting a bingo night; \$2,400 in prize money will be given away. The first winner of the night will receive of the money. The next ten winners will receive of the remaining amount. How many dollars will each of the ten winners receive?
1. \$240
2. \$800
3. \$160
4. \$200
14. of the employees in the Acme Insurance Company work in the accounting department. What fraction of the employees does NOT work in the accounting department?
15. A bag contains 44 cookies. Kyle eats 8 of the cookies. What fraction of the cookies is left?
16. Marci's car has a 12-gallon gas tank. Her fuel gauge says that there is of a tank left. How many gallons of gas are left in the tank?
1. 3
17. Joey, Aaron, Barbara, and Stu have been collecting pennies and putting them in identical containers. Joey's container is full, Aaron's is full, Barbara's is full, and Stu's is full. Whose container has the most pennies?
1. Joey
2. Aaron
3. Barbara
4. Stu
18. What fraction of the circle below is shaded?
19. Michelle's brownie recipe calls for cup of sugar. How much sugar does she need if she triples the recipe?
1. 5 cups
20. What fraction of the figure below is shaded?

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