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: If you want to fence your square yard, how much fencing would you need if your yard is 21 2/3 feet long? (Hint: Square has four equal sides.) 34 3/4 feet 86 2/3 feet 56 3/4 feet

Q 2: 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? 6 inches 5 inches 7 inches

Q 3: 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? 6/7 of the votes 4/8 of the votes 5/8 of the votes

Q 4: If Tom bought 1/3 of 1/8 share in a company, what fraction of the company did he own? 1/12 of the company 1/24 of the company 1/11 of the company

Q 5: 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) 30 7/8 pounds of sand 37 1/8 pounds of sand 15 7/8 pounds of sand

Q 6: 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 7: 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 1/32 of the restaurant chain 1/16 of the restaurant chain

Q 8: 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) 18/35 quart 18/30 quart 13/35 quart

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