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Fraction Applications

Word problems involving Fractions

Khan Video Tutorials:
Multiplying Fractions Word Problem
Dividing Fractions Word Problem
Adding Mixed Numbers Word Problem
Subtracting Mixed Numbers Word Problem

 

Class notes | pdf

Fractions Practice A pdf | Practice B pdf | Practice C pdf | Practice D pdf

p341 Ex 23.05

Application problems p24 Ex 2.06

NuLake p16,17

 

 

Word Problems


3
/4 of Farmer Bobs animals are sheep. Of the rest 2/5 are cows.
What fraction of all stock are neither sheep or cows?

 

Sheep

Sheep

Sheep

The rest

3/4 of Farmer Bobs stock are sheep.

Cows

Other

 

 

Of the rest 2/5 are cows.

What fraction of everything is this?

???

 

 

 

3/4

1/4

 

 

 

2/5 of 1/4

3/5 of 1/4

 

 

3/5 x 1/4 = 3/20

Answer = 3/20

 

 


3
/4 of Farmer Bobs animals are sheep. 1/6 of the sheep get footrot.
If Farmer Bob Had 1800 stock units how many sheep have footrot?

 

Sheep

Sheep

Sheep

The rest

3/4 of Farmer Bobs stock are sheep.
1/6 of the sheep get footrot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/6 of 3/4 = 1/8

 

 

 

1/8 of 1800 = 225 sheep with footrot

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