### Tracy and Gelli's Fraction Word Problems

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
These are Tracy's questions and answers from our Fraction Word Problems:
Question # 1:
One week, Kristi worked 3 days at a department store for 3 1/2 h each day.
She was paid \$9/h.

a) How many hours did Kristi work that week? Show your thinking.
Answer: Kristi worked for 10 1/2 hours that week.
b) How much did Kristi earn that week?

Answer: Kristi earned \$94.50 that week.

Question # 2:
Jupiter completes about 2 2/5 rotations every 24 hours (an Earth day.) How many rotations does Jupiter complete in one Earth week? Show your thinking.

Answer: Jupiter completes 16 4/5 rotations around earth in 1 year.
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? Show your thinking.

Answer: The sailboat will travel 11 1/3 km/h.

These are Gelli's questions and answers from our Fraction Word Problems:

Question # 5:
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?

It will take 2 4/5 to get to Grandma's house by traveling at the same speed.

Question # 6:

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? Show your thinking.
The amount of gas that is used for 5 work days is 3.

Question # 7:
Owen is 2 1/4 times as old as Robin. When Robin celebrates his 8th birthday, how old will Owen be?
When Robin celebrates his 8th birthday, Owen will be 18 years old.

Question # 8:

The karate club is arranging a grading for its members. It takes 3 1/4 hours to test a group of 4 candidates. How long will the club need the gym in order to process 3 groups of 4 candidates each?
The club will need the gym for 9 3/4 in order to process 3 groups of 4 candidates each.