Fractions - 6th grade (11y) - math problems

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  • Farmer 5
    bagSoil Farmer Joe ordered 3 bags of soil last month. Each bag weighed 4 ⅖ kilograms. He used the first bag in a week. At the end of this month, there were 2 ¾ kilograms of soil left in the second bag and ⅞ kilograms of soil left in the third bag. How much soil w
  • Anna uses
    painter Anna uses 8.1 pints of white paint and blue paint to paint her bedroom walls. 4/5 of this amount is white paint, and the rest is blue paint. How many pints of blue paint did she use to paint her bedroom walls? Express your answer in fraction and decimal f
  • Recipe ingredients
    cup_flour Monica’s cookie recipe calls for Three-fourths of a cup of flour. Her mother’s recipe calls for Two-thirds as much as Monica’s. How many cups of flour does her mother’s recipe require?
  • Athletic race
    runners In a race, the second-place finisher crossed the finish line 1 1/3 minutes after the first-place finisher. The third-place finisher was 1 3/4 minutes behind the second-place finisher. The third-place finisher took 34 2/3 minutes. How long did the first-pl
  • Fruit punch
    juice Kelly made fruit punch to serve at a party for her chess team. She mixed 1 2/5  liters of cranberry juice and 1 3/5  liters of pineapple juice together. Then, she split the fruit punch evenly among 9 glasses. How much fruit punch did Kelly pour into each
  • Father's garden
    garden John's father has a garden in the back yard. The dimensions of the garden are shown here. A green rectangle is shown. The width is labeled as 2 and two-thirds feet. The length is labeled as 7 and three-fourths feet. Calculate the area of the garden. You f
  • Eight pipes
    pipe1 Eight pipes are each 2¼m long . what is the total length of the eight pipes?
  • Dana helped
    sand Dana helped her dad build a sandbox for her younger sister. The sandbox is shaped like a rectangular prism that is 4 1/2 feet long and 4 feet wide. Dana used bags of sand to fill the sandbox 1/2 of a foot deep. Each bag contained 1/2 of a cubic foot of sa
  • A shopkeeper
    cheese A shopkeeper cuts a wheel of cheese into 10 equal wedges. A customer buys one-fifth of the wheel. How many wedges does the customer buy? Use the number line to help find the solution.
  • Sandy
    kolac Sandy, John and Marg baked pies for the Bake Sale. Sandy cut his pies into 6ths, John but his into 8ths and Marg cut hers into quarters. Sandy sold 11/6, John sold  1 3/8 pies and Marg sold 9/4 pies. Who sold the most pies? Who sold the fewest?
  • Visit to grandmother
    walker Robert's family traveled 5/8 of the distance to his grandmother’s house on Saturday. They traveled 1/3 of the remaining distance on Sunday. What fraction of the total distance to his grandmother’s house was traveled on Sunday?
  • Difference of two fractions
    subaru1 What is the difference between 1/2 and 1/6? (Write the answer as a fraction in lowest terms. )
  • Double division
    plusminus 0.25 divided by 1/2 divided by 14
  • Animal species
    kone_dzokej Of 100 types of animals, 9/100 were discovered in ancient times, and 2/100 were discovered in the Middle Ages. Another 3/10 were discovered in the 1800s. What fraction of the 100 types of animals was discovered after the 1800s? Explain.
  • Sum three fractions
    plusminus Work out the sum of 1/4, 1/5 and 3/10.
  • Curtain 3
    textiles Mrs Johnson bought 16.4 meters of cloth to make 8 curtains of equal length. What is the length of each curtain in meters?
  • Sayavong
    vaha2 Sayavong is making cookies for the class. He has a recipe that calls for 3 and 1/2 cups of flour. He has 7/8 of a cup of wheat flour, and 2 and 1/2 cups of white flour. Does Mr. Sayavong have enough flour to make the cookies?
  • Two numbers and its product
    ratios The product of two numbers are 2/3. If on of them is 1/10, what is the other?
  • Dinner tickets
    dino At the spring festival, 7 out of the first 25 attendees had pre-purchased their dinner tickets. Based on this information, if 600 people attended the spring festival, then how many attendees could be expected to have pre-purchased their dinner tickets?
  • Imagine 2
    cukriky Imagine that you are filling treat bags with jellybeans. You have 3 3/8 cups of jellybeans, and each treat bag will contain 1/4 cup of jellybeans. How many treat bags can you fill before you run out of jellybeans? Show your work (please).

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