Mid-Year Assessment Review Fractions Word Problems January 2014
#1 • Benjamin practices playing the guitar every afternoon. • He practiced 2/3 of an hour on Monday • He practiced ¼ of an hour on Tuesday. • He practiced ¾ of an hour on Wednesday. • What is the total amount of time Benjamin spent practicing the uitar?
#2 Philip started writing his paper on Monday. He wrote 1/15 of his paper on Monday, 1/3 of his paper on Tuesday, and 2/5 of his paper on Wednesday. How fraction of his paper is left to write?
#3 • Crystal had one big container of pencils. She divided the pencils into 4 small containers. Each container is a different color. She put 1/5 of them in a blue container, ½ of them in a red container, and ¼ in an orange container. The last container is green. What fraction of the pencils is left for the green container?
#4 • If there were a total of 40 pencils, how many pencils were in the blue container?
#5 • Cindy helped her father make scrambled eggs. There were a dozen eggs in the carton. They used ¾ of the carton of eggs. How many eggs were left in the carton?
#6 • Each of Mr. Faulkner’s students chose an activity for recess. One-third of the students chose to play soccer. One-sixth of the students chose to play on the swings. The rest ran the track. What fraction of the students ran the track?
#7 • If there were 24 students in Mr. Faulkner’s class, how many of them ran the track? (see #5)
#8 • Jessica earns $12 for babysitting for 3 hours a day. Last month she worked 15 hours. She spent $24.17 on school supplies. How much does she have left?
#9 • Sarah bought pencils. She notices that ¼ of each package of pencils are red pencils. She bought 12 packages of pencils. How many full packages of red pencils can she make?
#10 • Donald drives 16 ½ miles to work each day. Three-fourths of his total drive is on the interstate. How many miles does Donald drive on the interstate?
#11 • Kendal used a small bucket to fill her new fish tank. Her fish tank holds 10 gallons. Each small bucket contains ¼ of a gallon of water. How many small buckets will it take to fill the fish tank?
#12 • Three friends ate ½ of a pizza. Each friend ate the same amount of pizza. How much did each friend eat?
#13 • Jerry needs 4/5 of a cup of flour to make 15 cookies. How much flour would he need to make 45 cookies?
#14 • Hilda plants flowers in ¾ of her garden. In the flower section she plants ¼ in roses, ¼ in carnations. What fraction of the whole garden is planted in carnations?