Fraction word problems.

1. There are 28 children in the class, and ½ go to the library. How many children go to the library?14

2. There are 12 paint brushes. I give 1/4 to Miss Chainey. How many do I have left? 3

3. There are 20 sweets in a packet. How many are there in 1/4 a packet?5

4. A ball is usually $2, but it is in the ½ price sale. How much is the ball now?1

5. A big cake needs 4 eggs, a small cake needs 3/4 the amount of eggs. How many eggs do you need to make a small cake?3

6. A fish is 15cm long. The tail is ⅕ of the fish. How long is the tail?3

7. There are 18 slices of ham in a packet. Mum uses 1/6 to make the lunch, how much is left?15

8. Jake has 4 sandwiches, but only eats ¾ of them. How many sandwiches has he eaten?3

9. Mrs Carter gets 30 new books. She lends 1/3 of them to Miss Young. How many books does she lend to Miss Young?10

10. The town of Smallville is 100 km from the sea. ⅕ of the way to the sea is a lake. How far away is the lake from Smallville.20

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