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### MEAP Preparation - Grade 5 Mathematics1.33 Fractions and Decimals Word Problems

 Read the questions carefully. Compute the results as per the question. Example: A class has 40 students out of which 23 are boys. What fraction of the class is boys? Total number of students = 40 Number of boys = 23 Fraction of boys = 23/40 Answer: 23/40 Example: Ann spends \$45.60 on books, \$ 12.36 on dolls and \$35.78 on miscellaneous. How much did he spend in total? The total amount spent = \$45.60 + \$12.36 + \$35.78 Answer: \$93.74 Example: Sam has 3 1/2 pencils and Ron has 10/4 pencils. Who has more pencils? The answer to this seems simple since Ron has 10/4 pencils which is equivalent to 2 2/4 pencils. Clearly since Sam has 3 full pencils and more and Ron has less than 3 full pencils, so Sam has more pencils. Answer: Sam has more pencils Example: Spencer painted 2/3 of the wall space in his room. His sister Madison helped and painted 1/3 of the wall space. How much did they paint together? 2/3 + 1/3 = 3/3 = 1 Answer: whole wall space Example: The teacher taught 3/5th of the book, Mike revised 1/5th more on his own. How much does he still have to revise? 3/5 + 1/5 = 4/5 1 - 4/5 = 1/5 Answer: 1/5 Directions: Solve the following word problems. Also write at least 5 examples of your own.
 Q 1: Kim has \$20.00.She wants to buy a purse for \$13.49 and a bracelet for \$8.98. Does she have enough money? (hint: estimate: \$8.98 is about \$9.00 and \$13.49 is about \$13.00. So \$9 + \$13 = \$22)just enough moneynot enough moneyenough money Q 2: If there is a book store that is 50% off everything in the store, how would you write a fraction that it is 50% off?1/41 1/22/31/2 Q 3: A bird swoops to catch its prey at 20 m/s. It swoops for two and a half seconds. How far does it swoop?120 m30 m50 m15 m Q 4: Jack has 2 whole apples and 1/2 of another one. How many apples does Jack have?21 and 1/21/22 1/2 Q 5: Lisa has saved up \$26.50. For a party, she buys 8 party favors. Each favor costs her \$2.39. How much money does she have left after buying the favor?\$19.12\$7.38\$9.38 Q 6: Sponge Bob toys sell for \$3.25 in bin 1, \$3.50 in bin 2, \$3.75 in bin 3, and so on. If the pattern continues, how much will the Sponge Bob toys in bin 7 cost?\$4.75\$4.25\$5.00\$4.50 Q 7: A flock of birds flies over head. 33 of them are red-striped, 43 are blue-striped and 19 are yellow-striped. What fraction of birds is blue-striped?33/4343/3343/9543/52 Q 8: Maggie has 4 whole bananas and 2/3 of another one. How many bananas does Maggie have?4 2/3543 2/3 Question 9: This question is available to subscribers only! Question 10: This question is available to subscribers only!