Fractions - math word problems

  1. Coal storage
    sklady The coal storage distribute received coal shipment within three days. The first day distribute third of the shipments, the second day of two-fifths of the rest and the third day 300 tons of coal. How many tons of coal distributed first and second day?
  2. Mountain
    manga_parbat Mountain has the elevation 7450 meters and in the morning is the middle portion thereof in the clouds. How many meters of height is in the sky if bellow the clouds is 2,000 meters and above clouds are two fifths of elevation of the mountain?
  3. Soup
    kotlik On Monday we cook 25 pots and 10 boilers of soup. On Tuesday 15 pots and 13 boilers. On Wednesday 20 pots and on Thursday 30 boilers. On Monday and Tuesday was cooked the same amount of soup. How many times more soup cooked on Thursday than on Wednesday?
  4. Bricklayers
    murari 8 bricklayers build a house for 630 days. How many bricklayers have to add after 150 days, so then the whole building completed in (next) 320 days?
  5. Cakes
    cookies_1 On the bowl were a few cakes. Jane ate one-third of them, Dana ate a quarter of those cakes that remained. a) What part (of the original number of cakes) Dana ate? b) At least how many cakes could be (initially) on thebowl?
  6. Package
    latky The package was 23 meters of textile. The first day sold 12.3 meters. How many meters of textile remained in the package?
  7. The tap
    kohutik For one day flows 148 l of water out of the tap. How much water will flow out for 3/4 day?
  8. Classroom 4
    skola_1 In a class of 36 pupils, 2/3 are girls. How much it is in a class girls and boys?
  9. Seeds
    klicenie Of the 72 wet seeds 7/8 germinated. How many seeds germinate?
  10. Paper collecting
    sber At the paper collecting contest gathered Franta 2/9 ton, Karel 1/4 ton, and Patrick 19/36 tons of paper. Who has gathered the most and the least?
  11. School library
    knihovna02 The school library contains 6300 books. With this constitutes 7% of professional books for teachers 18% interest books and encyclopedias for pupils and the rest of the fairy tales. How much are which books?
  12. Chocolate
    choko Children break chocolate first to third and then every part of another half. What kind got each child? Draw a picture. What part would have received if each piece have halved?
  13. Roses and tulips
    flowers_3 At the florist are 50 tulips and 5 times less roses. How many flowers are in flower shop?
  14. Ratios
    circle Divide: a) 250 CZK in the ratio 2:3 b) 1000 CZK in the ratio 4:7:9
  15. Tailor
    sijaci_stroj Tailor bought 2 3/4 meters of textile and paid 638 CZK. Determine the price per 1 m of the textile.
  16. Oceans
    oceans The Earth's surface is approximately 510,000,000 km2 and is 7/10 covered by oceans. Of which 1/2 covers the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean 1/4, the Indian Ocean 1/5 and the Arctic Ocean 1/20. What parts of the Earth's surface cover each ocean?
  17. King
    kral King had four sons. First inherit 1/2, second 1/4 , third 1/5 of property. What part of the property was left to the last of the brothers?
  18. Grandmother's clocks
    kukuckove-hodiny Grandmother's clock is late every hour by half a minute. Grandmother it by set exactly at 8.00 am. How many hours will show after 24 hours.?
  19. Competition
    f1_australia_2010 The organizers of competion wanted to spent big amount of money to pay for the competitors. One third of this amount spent on prizes and the remaining € 5,000 to diplomas. How much was committed for rewards?
  20. Trip
    pomarancovy-dzus On the trip drank 3/10 of pupils tea, 2/5 cola, 1/4 mineral water and remaining 3 juice. How many students were on the trip?

Do you have an interesting mathematical word problem that you can't solve it? Submit math problem, and we can try to solve it.



We will send a solution to your e-mail address. Solved examples are also published here. Please enter the e-mail correctly and check whether you don't have a full mailbox.

Please do not submit problems from current active competitions such as Mathematical Olympiad, correspondence seminars etc...



Need help calculate sum, simplify or multiply fractions? Try our fraction calculator.