Joseph's Fraction Word Problems

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Question #1:
One week, Kristi worked 3 days at a department store for 3 1/2h each day. She was paid $9/h.
a) How many hours did Kristi work that week?

b) How much did Kristi earn that week?

Question #2:

Jupiter completes about 2 2/5 rotations every 24 hours. How many rotations does Jupiter complete in 1 Earth week?

Question #3:

A sailboat is sailing at 8 1/2 km/h. If the weather conditions and the current do not change, how far will the sailboat travel in 1 1/3 h?

Question #4:
The distance to Grandma's house is 4/5 of the distance to Uncle Glen's house. If Uncle Glen's house is 3 1/2 hours away, how long will it take to get to Grandma's house if you travel at the same speed?

Question #5:
It takes 3/5 of a tank of gas to get to work and back each day. How much gas is used over 5 work days?

Question #6:

Owen is 2 1/4 times as old as Robin. When Robin celebrates his 8th bday, how old will Owen be?

Question #7:

The karate club is arranging a grading for its members. It takes3 1/4 hours to test a group of 4 candidates. How long will the club need in order to process 3 groups of 4 candidates each?


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