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## Basic Fraction Word Problems 2 - Sample Math Practice Problems

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### Complexity=5, Mode=simple

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1.
There are 15 vegetables on a table. If 2/3 are bell peppers, how many bell peppers are there?
 bell peppers
2.
Peter practices 1/2 hour of tennis each day for 10 days. How many hours of tennis did he practice total?
 hours of tennis

### Complexity=10, Mode=simple

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1.
A recipe calls for 2/12 kilogram of beets per serving. How many kilograms of beets are needed to make 18 servings?
 kilograms
2.
There are 27 vegetables on a table. If 2/3 are turnips, how many turnips are there?
 turnips

### Complexity=5, Mode=mixed

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1.
There are 2 animals in a zoo. If 1/6 are giraffes, how many giraffes are there?
 giraffes
2.
Paul practices 3/5 hour of drums each day for 2 days. How many hours of drums did he practice total?
 hours of drums

### Complexity=10, Mode=mixed

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1.
A recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon of salt per serving. How many teaspoons of salt are needed to make 5 servings?
 teaspoons
2.
Mary practices 9/10 hour of piano each day for 5 days. How many hours of piano did she practice total?
 hours of piano

### Complexity=5, Mode=simple

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1There are 15 vegetables on a table. If 2/3 are bell peppers, how many bell peppers are there?
 bell peppers
Solution
Number of bell peppers
What information do you have?
2 out of every 3 vegetables (or 2/3) of the 15 vegetables are bell peppers.
What operation do you use?
We are looking for a fraction of a group which means multiplication.
Equation
15 *
 23
= 10
2Peter practices 1/2 hour of tennis each day for 10 days. How many hours of tennis did he practice total?
 hours of tennis
Solution
Number of hours of tennis Peter practiced.
What information do you have?
Peter practices 1/2 hour of tennis each day for 10 days.
What operation do you use?
The key word each implies either multiplication or division.
Since we are given the number of days and the amount each day, this implies multiplication.
Also, the key word total implies multiplication.
Equation
 12
* 10 = 5

### Complexity=10, Mode=simple

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1A recipe calls for 2/12 kilogram of beets per serving. How many kilograms of beets are needed to make 18 servings?
 kilograms
Solution
Amount of beet needed to make 18 servings.
What information do you have?
2/12 kilogram of beets are needed per serving.
18 servings are needed.
What operation do you use?
The key word per implies either multiplication or division.
Since we are given the number of servings and the amount in each serving, this implies multiplication.
Equation
 212
* 18 = 3
2There are 27 vegetables on a table. If 2/3 are turnips, how many turnips are there?
 turnips
Solution
Number of turnips
What information do you have?
2 out of every 3 vegetables (or 2/3) of the 27 vegetables are turnips.
What operation do you use?
We are looking for a fraction of a group which means multiplication.
Equation
27 *
 23
= 18

### Complexity=5, Mode=mixed

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1There are 2 animals in a zoo. If 1/6 are giraffes, how many giraffes are there?
 giraffes
Solution
Number of giraffes
What information do you have?
1 out of every 6 animals (or 1/6) of the 2 animals are giraffes.
What operation do you use?
We are looking for a fraction of a group which means multiplication.
Equation
2 *
 16
=
 13
2Paul practices 3/5 hour of drums each day for 2 days. How many hours of drums did he practice total?
 hours of drums
Solution
Number of hours of drums Paul practiced.
What information do you have?
Paul practices 3/5 hour of drums each day for 2 days.
What operation do you use?
The key word each implies either multiplication or division.
Since we are given the number of days and the amount each day, this implies multiplication.
Also, the key word total implies multiplication.
Equation
 35
* 2 =
 1 15

### Complexity=10, Mode=mixed

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1A recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon of salt per serving. How many teaspoons of salt are needed to make 5 servings?
 teaspoons
Solution
Amount of salt needed to make 5 servings.
What information do you have?
1/2 teaspoon of salt are needed per serving.
5 servings are needed.
What operation do you use?
The key word per implies either multiplication or division.
Since we are given the number of servings and the amount in each serving, this implies multiplication.
Equation
 12
* 5 =
 2 12
2Mary practices 9/10 hour of piano each day for 5 days. How many hours of piano did she practice total?
 hours of piano
Solution
Number of hours of piano Mary practiced.
What information do you have?
Mary practices 9/10 hour of piano each day for 5 days.
What operation do you use?
The key word each implies either multiplication or division.
Since we are given the number of days and the amount each day, this implies multiplication.
Also, the key word total implies multiplication.
Equation
 910
* 5 =
 4 12