subtracting Fractions Problems
Number of problems found: 43
- Two ribbons
The total length of the two ribbons is 13 meters. If one ribbon is 7 and 5/8 meters long, what is the length of the other ribbon?
- A farmer's heritage
A farmer died leaving his 17 horses to his 3 sons. When his sons opened up the Will it read: My eldest son should get 1/2 (half) of total horses; My middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third) of the total horses; My youngest son should be given 1/9th (o
There are 150 candies in the bowl. Ivan took 7 thirtieths, Charles 6 fifteenths, and Thomas 3 tenths. How many candies are left in the bowl?
Akpan spent 3/8 of his time in school during the week. What fraction of his time does he spend at home during the week?
Three siblings ordered one pizza. Miška ate a quarter of the whole pizza. Lenka ate a third of the rest and Patrik ate half of what Lenka had left. They had the rest packed up. How much of the pizza did they pack? Write the result as a fraction.
- Turtles 2
A box turtle hibernates in the sand at 11 5/8. A spotted turtle hibernates at 11 16/25 feet. Which turtle is deeper?
- A jewelry
A jewelry store has 20 grams of gold. If a pair of earrings need 1/4 gram of gold, how many grams are not used?
- Math test
Obelix filled a mathematical test in which he answered 25 questions. For every correct answer, he received 5 points, for each bad answer he had 3 points deducted. Obelix gained 36% of all points in the test. How many questions did he solve correctly?
Of all 360 employees, there are 11/12 women. How many men work in a company?
- The Mayflower
The Mayflower traveled for 66 days on the trip from England to America. The weather was storming for many days of their trip. If one and a half of the days at Sea where Sunny with good weather, 1/6 of the days were sunny but very windy and the other days
- Square metal sheet
Four squares of 300 mm side were cut out from a square sheet metal plate with a side of 0,7 m. Express the fraction and the percentage of waste from the square metal sheet.
There are 150 pupils in grade 5 . 2/3 of it are female. By what fractions are the males?
Subtract mixed number with regrouping: 11 17/20- 6 19/20
- Bus vs train
Milada took the bus and the journey took 55 minutes. Jarmila was 1h 20 min by train. They arrived in Prague at the same time 10h45 min. At what time did each have to go out?
Erica bought 3 1/2 yards of fabric. If she uses 2/3 of the fabric, how much will she have left?
A federal law requires that all residential toilets sold in the United States use no more than 1 3/5 gallons of water per flush. Prior to this legislation, conventional toilets used 3 2/5 gallons of water per flush. Find the amount of water saved in one y
- Mixed numbers
Rewrite mixed numbers so the fractions have the same denominator: 5 1/5 - 2 2/3
Eva borrowed 1/3 of her savings to her brother, 1/2 of savings spent in the store and 7 euros left. How much did she save?
- Interior designer
To make draperies an interior designer needs 11 1/4 yards of material for the den and 8 1/2 yards for the living room. If material comes only in 20 yard bolts, how much will be left over after completing both sets of draperies?
- Gingerbread house
Janka and Marienka calculated that there are 210 gingerbreads on the gingerbread house. Janko ate one-seventh of all gingerbreads, and Marienka ate a third less than Janko. How many gingerbreads remained in the gingerbread house?
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