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## Basic Fraction Word Problems 3 - Sample Math Practice Problems

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### Complexity=10, Mode=a

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1.
Tiffany uses 1/8 cup of raisins to make 10 servings of a recipe. How many cups of raisins does each serving need?
 cups
2.
If 5 people share 1/7 pound of peanuts, how many pounds of peanuts does each person get?
 pounds

### Complexity=10, Mode=b

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1.
How many 1/3-liter servings are in 8 liters of juice?
 servings
2.
Michelle is skating at the community rink. If one lap is 1/7 mile long, how many laps should she skate for a total of 3 miles?
 laps

### Complexity=10, Mode=ab

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1.
When you divide a 1/5-kilogram bag of cornmeal equally into 4 smaller bags, how much cornmeal is in each bag?
 kilograms
2.
If 2 people share 1/5 kilogram of cheese, how many kilograms of cheese does each person get?
 kilograms

### Complexity=10, Mode=a

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1Tiffany uses 1/8 cup of raisins to make 10 servings of a recipe. How many cups of raisins does each serving need?
 cups
Solution
Amount of raisins needed for each serving.
What information do you have?
1/8 cup of raisins were used.
What operation do you use?
Since the question asks to find the amount per part (or for each serving), this implies division.
Equation
 18
÷ 10 =
 180
2If 5 people share 1/7 pound of peanuts, how many pounds of peanuts does each person get?
 pounds
Solution
Amount of peanuts each person gets.
What information do you have?
5 people will share 1/7 pound of peanuts.
What operation do you use?
Since we are given the total amount and the number of people (or groups), this implies division.
Equation:
 17
÷ 5 =
 135

### Complexity=10, Mode=b

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1How many 1/3-liter servings are in 8 liters of juice?
 servings
Solution
Number of servings.
What information do you have?
Each serving is 1/3 of a liter.
There are 8 liters.
What operation do you use?
Since we are given the total number of liters and the size of each serving, this implies division.
Equation:
8 ÷
 13
= 24
2Michelle is skating at the community rink. If one lap is 1/7 mile long, how many laps should she skate for a total of 3 miles?
 laps
Solution
Number of laps.
What information do you have?
Each lap is 1/7 mile long.
Michelle wants to skate 3 miles.
What operation do you use?
Since we are given the total number of miles and the length of each lap, this implies division.
Equation:
3 ÷
 17
= 21

### Complexity=10, Mode=ab

Solve. Give the answer in simplest form.

1When you divide a 1/5-kilogram bag of cornmeal equally into 4 smaller bags, how much cornmeal is in each bag?
 kilograms
Solution
Amount in each bag.
What information do you have?
A 1/5 kilogram bag will be divided into 4 smaller bags.
What operation do you use?
The word divide means division.
total weight ÷ number of groups = weight of each group
Equation:
 15
÷ 4 =
 120
2If 2 people share 1/5 kilogram of cheese, how many kilograms of cheese does each person get?
 kilograms
Solution
Amount of cheese each person gets.
What information do you have?
2 people will share 1/5 kilogram of cheese.
What operation do you use?
Since we are given the total amount and the number of people (or groups), this implies division.
Equation:
 15
÷ 2 =
 110