Math Word Problems - GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE Preparation 5.19 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 12 pounds 10 pounds

Q 2: To do an experiment, Sam needed 1/12 of gram of Cobalt. If Mike gave him 1/4 of that amount, how much Cobalt did she give Sam? 1/48 of a gram 1/24 of a gram 1/16 of a gram

Q 3: Suppose it takes 2 1/4 yards of material to make one dress. How many dresses could be made from 900 yard bolt of material? (Hint: 900 divided by 2 1/4) 600 dresses 200 dresses 400 dresses

Q 4: 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? $662.50 $600.50 $862.75

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

Q 6: 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 7/12 of a pizza 6/13 of a pizza

Q 7: 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 3/4 cake 1/2 cake

Q 8: 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)) 31/45 31/40 15/40

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