How To Solve Fraction Word Problems

There are some word problems which, depending on the information provided, we should express as a fraction.

For example: 5 – The number of apples (5) corresponds to the numerator (the number which expresses the number of parts that we wish to represent).

To write the mixed number four and two-thirds, enter 4, a space, and then 2/3 into the form.

Today we are going to look at some examples of word problems with fractions.

Directions: Subtract the mixed numbers in each exercise below. Click once in an ANSWER BOX and type in your answer; then click ENTER.

After you click ENTER, a message will appear in the RESULTS BOX to indicate whether your answer is correct or incorrect. Note: To write the fraction three-fourths, enter 3/4 into the form.

Example 9: A carpenter had a piece of wood that was 15 feet in length.

If he needs only 10 and five-twelfths feet of wood, then how much wood should he cut?

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