## 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 20 vegetables in a basket. If 1/5 are green beans, how many green beans are there?
 green beans
2.   Mike practices 3/4 hour of baseball each day for 20 days. How many hours of baseball did he practice total?
 hours of baseball

### Complexity=10, Mode=simple

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.
1.   There are 60 animals in a zoo. If 3/10 are lions, how many lions are there?
 lions
2.   A recipe calls for 4/12 pound of almonds per serving. How many pounds of almonds are needed to make 24 servings?
 pounds

### Complexity=5, Mode=mixed

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.
1.   Mike practices 1/4 hour of violin each day for 5 days. How many hours of violin did he practice total?
 hours of violin
2.   A recipe calls for 1/8 tablespoon of baking powder per serving. How many tablespoons of baking powder are needed to make 2 servings?
 tablespoons

### Complexity=10, Mode=mixed

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.
1.   A recipe calls for 3/10 tablespoon of food coloring per serving. How many tablespoons of food coloring are needed to make 5 servings?
 tablespoons
2.   There are 8 pieces of candy in a candy dish. If 1/3 are candy bars, how many candy bars are there?
 candy bars

### Complexity=5, Mode=simple

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.
1There are 20 vegetables in a basket. If 1/5 are green beans, how many green beans are there?
 green beans
Solution
Number of green beans
What information do you have?
1 out of every 5 vegetables (or 1/5) of the 20 vegetables are green beans.
What operation do you use?
We are looking for a fraction of a group which means multiplication.
Equation
20 *
 15
= 4
2Mike practices 3/4 hour of baseball each day for 20 days. How many hours of baseball did he practice total?
 hours of baseball
Solution
Number of hours of baseball Mike practiced.
What information do you have?
Mike practices 3/4 hour of baseball each day for 20 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
 34
* 20 = 15

### Complexity=10, Mode=simple

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.
1There are 60 animals in a zoo. If 3/10 are lions, how many lions are there?
 lions
Solution
Number of lions
What information do you have?
3 out of every 10 animals (or 3/10) of the 60 animals are lions.
What operation do you use?
We are looking for a fraction of a group which means multiplication.
Equation
60 *
 310
= 18
2A recipe calls for 4/12 pound of almonds per serving. How many pounds of almonds are needed to make 24 servings?
 pounds
Solution
Amount of almond needed to make 24 servings.
What information do you have?
4/12 pound of almonds are needed per serving.
24 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
 412
* 24 = 8

### Complexity=5, Mode=mixed

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.
1Mike practices 1/4 hour of violin each day for 5 days. How many hours of violin did he practice total?
 hours of violin
Solution
Number of hours of violin Mike practiced.
What information do you have?
Mike practices 1/4 hour of violin 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
 14
* 5 =
 1 14
2A recipe calls for 1/8 tablespoon of baking powder per serving. How many tablespoons of baking powder are needed to make 2 servings?
 tablespoons
Solution
Amount of baking powder needed to make 2 servings.
What information do you have?
1/8 tablespoon of baking powder are needed per serving.
2 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
 18
* 2 =
 14

### Complexity=10, Mode=mixed

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.
1A recipe calls for 3/10 tablespoon of food coloring per serving. How many tablespoons of food coloring are needed to make 5 servings?
 tablespoons
Solution
Amount of food coloring needed to make 5 servings.
What information do you have?
3/10 tablespoon of food coloring 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
 310
* 5 =
 1 12
2There are 8 pieces of candy in a candy dish. If 1/3 are candy bars, how many candy bars are there?
 candy bars
Solution
Number of candy bars
What information do you have?
1 out of every 3 pieces of candy (or 1/3) of the 8 pieces of candy are candy bars.
What operation do you use?
We are looking for a fraction of a group which means multiplication.
Equation
8 *
 13
=
 2 23