Numbers - math word problems

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  • Paper cutting
    rectangle Susanna is cutting construction paper into rectangles for a project. She needs to cut one rectangle that is 10 inches × 14 1/2 inches. She needs to cut another rectangle that is 10 1/3 inches by 10 1/2 inches. How many total square inches of construction
  • 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
  • Twelve eggs
    egg A dozen eggs cost 80 cents . how much will 3½ dozen eggs cost?
  • Joanne
    garden Joanne and Roger are planting a rectangular garden. The garden is 8 1/2 ft by 13 ft. They want to use half of the garden for cucumbers and half of the garden for tomatoes. They decide to separate the garden into two right triangles. What is the area of th
  • Mineral water
    flasa The bottle contains 1.5 liters of mineral water. Pour all the water from the bottle into empty cups with a volume of 1/3 l. All but one will be filled to the brim. What part of the volume of the last cup is filled with water?
  • Cathy
    peanuts Cathy has 5 cups of peanuts to share with her family. If each family member gets 1/2 cup of peanuts, how many family members can have some?
  • Eight pipes
    pipe1 Eight pipes are each 2¼m long . what is the total length of the eight pipes?
  • Last month
    penize Last month, Lana sold 35 necklaces a week at $15 each. However, throughout the month, 6 customers returned their necklaces for a full refund due to defective clasps. How much did Lana make selling necklaces last month? (Hint: Assume there were 4 weeks in
  • 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
  • Griffin
    karton_krabica Griffin ordered a pair of sneakers online. He had a $21 credit that he applied toward the purchase, and then he used a credit card to pay for the rest of the cost. If the shoes cost $76, how much did Griffin charge to his credit card when he bought the sn
  • 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?
  • Carrie
    maliny Carrie picked 2/5 of the raspberries from the garden, and Robin picked some too.  When they were finished, 1/3 of the raspberries still needed to be picked.  What fraction of the raspberries did Robin pick? Use pictures, numbers or words and write your fi
  • 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.
  • Hockey Championships
    hokej At the 2021 World Hockey Championships, there are eight teams in Group A, each of which plays seven matches. There are 4 points for each team to gain points (3-2-1-0), but it is always paired with the opponent's points ( 0-1-2-3). How many points are ther

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