Grade 6 - Mathematics 4.12 Fractions Word Problems - 2

Directions: Solve the following word problems. Show your work! Also write at least 5 story problems of your own.

Q 1: Kim is 4 feet 4 1/4 inches tall, Mike is 4 feet 2 7/8 inches tall. How much taller is Kim than Mike? 1 1/8 inches 1 5/8 inches 1 3/8 inches

Q 2: Tim opened a quart of orange juice in the morning. If he drank 1/5 of it with breakfast and 2/7 of it with lunch, how much of it did he have left for the rest of the day? Hint: 1 - (1/5 + 2/7) 18/30 quart 18/35 quart 13/35 quart

Q 3: If Tom bought 1/3 of 1/8 share in a company, what fraction of the company did he own? 1/11 of the company 1/12 of the company 1/24 of the company

Q 4: One morning you walked 4 7/8 miles to town. On the way home you stopped to rest after walking 1 1/3 miles. How far do you still need to walk to get back home? 2 13/24 miles 3 13/24 miles 3 11/5 miles

Q 5: Scott and seven other friends bought a quarter share of a restaurant chain. If they were all equal partners, what fraction of the restaurant chain did Scott own? 1/24 of the restaurant chain 1/16 of the restaurant chain 1/32 of the restaurant chain

Q 6: In an election, the Conservative candidate got 1/8 of the votes, the Republican candidate got 1/6 of the votes, and the Democratic candidate got 1/3 of the votes. What fraction of the votes did the three candidates receive all together? 4/8 of the votes 5/8 of the votes 6/7 of the votes

Q 7: If four and three-quarter pounds of sand can fit in a box, how many pounds of sand can fit in six and half boxes. (Hint: 4 3/4 multiply by 6 1/2) 37 1/8 pounds of sand 30 7/8 pounds of sand 15 7/8 pounds of sand

Q 8: If it rained 1 1/2 inches on Monday, 2 1/8 inches on Tuesday, 3/4 of an inch on Wednesday, and 2 5/8 inches on Thursday, how much did it rain over the four day period? 7 inches 5 inches 6 inches

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