The owner of the skating rink observed that 1/5 of the people at the rink were wearing blue skates and 2/3 of the people there were wearing black skates. What fraction of the skaters were wearing either blue or black skates?
At camp, 3/7 of Curt’s cabin wanted to go on the rope course first, but 4/9 wanted to ride on the forest trails! What fraction of his cabin was inter- ested in these two activities?
At the county rodeo, 7/12 of the people came to watch the bronco riding. An addi- tional 1/5 came to watch the clowns jump around in the mud! What portion of the audience came to see these two events?
At recess, 3/5 of the students were playing softball. When the bell rang for the fifth grade to go in, 1/10 of those playing had to leave. What fraction still remained outside playing?
Mr. Walker poured 7/8oz. of red paint into the can. Then he added another 2/9oz. of yellow paint. How many ounces of paint in all did he mix together?
Mr. Hotsoup placed 3/5c of flour into a large bowl. He then added 2/3c of salt. How many cups of salt and flour did he mix altogether?
The students from Mrs. Sparrow’s class found 3/7lb. of rock containing fossils on the nature hike. They also found 3/4 lb. of quartz crystals. How many pounds of rock did they collect in all?
The birdhouse that Joey was making was 7 5/8 in. wide. He decided to trim off 1 1/5 in. so that it would fit in a narrow space between two limbs. How wide is it now?
David poured 16 1/4 c of sand into the bottom of the aquarium. He added Another 9 2/3 c of blue gravel. How many cups of sand and gravel in all did he add to the bottom of the aquarium?
Raymond used 23 1/3 lb of aluminum cans in his science experimentto show how recycling works! He also used 7 2/5 lb of copper wire. How many pounds of recycled metal did he use in all?
Theresa wanted to plant the entire flower bed that was 16 7/10 ft long. After planting 8 4/6 ft of flowers, she ran out of plants. How many feet did she have left to plant?
Kimberly was making three small mosaics that were each 5 3/4 in. in diameter. She decided to make one of them just a little smaller, so she trimmed off 1 5/8 inches from it. What is the diameter of that mosaic now?
Nicholette placed 9 2/8 boxes of dog food in the car to take on the trip for her dog. After thinking about his incredible appetite, She added another 3/5 of a box! How many boxes in all did she pack for her most loyal friend?
Monica’s route to the store was 5 4/5 blocks. She found a short cut that she has never seen before that shaved off 1/4 of a block. Every little bit counts, right? How far does she have to travel to get to the store now?
The paper mache dinosaur that Moshe’s class made was a total of 15 2/7 ft long. Its body alone was 8 2/3 ft. How many feet was the tail?
Ralph found 6 5/12 c of honey in the bottom of the centrifuge after spinning his honey- comb. After spinning a little more, he got another ½ of a cup of honey! How many cups of honey did he take out of the honey- comb altogether?
Together, Miguel and Rico collected 175 Books. They delivered 1/5 of the books to a preschool and 2/5 of the books to a Camp. The rest were divided equally bet- ween 2 libraries. How many books did each library get?
175 ÷ 5 = 35 Each library got 35 books.
Of all the people at the zoo in January, 3/7 were students. There were 21,000 visitors to the zoo that month. How many visitors were not students?
21,000 ÷ 7 = 3,000 4 X 3,000 = 12,000 There were 12,000 visitors who were not students.
There are 48 girls in the fifth grade class at Maple School; the other half of the fifth graders are boys. One-third of the boys have ipads and ¼ of the girls have ipads. How many fifth graders have ipads?
48 ÷ 4 = 12 girls with ipads 48 ÷ 3 = 16 boys with ipads 12 + 16 = 28 girls and boys with ipads