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## Dividing Fractions Word Problems Worksheets with Answers

Problem 1:

Jiya thought it would be nice to include $$\frac { 2 }{ 21 }$$ of a pound of chocolate in each of the holiday gift bags she made for her friends and family. How many holiday gift bags could jiya make with $$\frac { 2 }{ 3 }$$ of a pound of chocolate?

Solution:

As given in the question,

Amount of chocolate = $$\frac { 2 }{ 21 }$$

No of bags = Total lb/lbs per bag

$$\frac { 2 }{ 3 }$$ % $$\frac { 2 }{ 21 }$$

= $$\frac { 2 }{ 3 }$$ % $$\frac { 2 }{ 21 }$$

= $$\frac { 2 }{ 3 }$$ * $$\frac { 21 }{ 2 }$$

= $$\frac { 2 }{ 3 }$$ + $$\frac { 2 }{ 21 }$$

= $$\frac { 2 }{ 3 }$$ * $$\frac { 21 }{ 21 }$$ + $$\frac { 2 }{ 21 }$$ * $$\frac { 3 }{ 3 }$$

= $$\frac { 42 }{ 63 }$$ + $$\frac { 6 }{ 63 }$$

= $$\frac { 48 }{ 63 }$$

Problem 2:

Lithi has $$\frac { 1 }{ 5 }$$ of a bag of dog food left. She is splitting it between her 3 dogs evenly. What fraction of the original bag does each dog get?

Solution:

As given in the question,

Amount of dog food left = $$\frac { 1 }{ 5 }$$

No of dogs = 3

The fraction of the original bag each dog get = $$\frac { 1%5 }{ 3 }$$

= $$\frac { 1 }{ 5 }$$ * $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$

= $$\frac { 1 }{ 15 }$$

Therefore, $$\frac { 1 }{ 15 }$$ fraction of original bag each dog gets

Thus, the final solution is $$\frac { 1 }{ 15 }$$

Problem 3:

John has $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$ of a gallon of saltwater that he is using for an experiment. He needs to evenly separate the saltwater into 3 separate beakers. How much salt water will be in each beaker?

Solution:

As given in the question,

Fraction of salt water he is using for an experiment = $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$

No of beakers = 3

Amount of salt water in each beaker = $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$ % 3

= $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$ * $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$

= $$\frac { 1 }{ 12 }$$

Therefore, $$\frac { 1 }{ 12 }$$ gallons of salt water

Thus, the final solution is $$\frac { 1 }{ 12 }$$

Problem 4:

David has a board that measures 4ft in length. The board is going to be cut into $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$ ft pieces. How many pieces will David split the board into?

Solution:

As given in the question,

Length of the board = 4ft

No of pieces the board is going to be cut = $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$

No of pieces David will get = 4 % $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$

= $$\frac { 4 }{ 1 }$$ * $$\frac { 4 }{ 1 }$$

= $$\frac { 16 }{ 1 }$$

= 16 pieces

Therefore, Devin split the board into 16 pieces.

Problem 5:

Jasmine has $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$ hour left to finish 4 math problems on the test. How much time does she have to spend on each problem?

Solution:

As given in the question,

No of hours Jasmine left to finish math problems = $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$

No of problems = 4

The time she have to spend on each problem = $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$ % 4

= $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$ * $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$

= $$\frac { 1 }{ 16 }$$

Therefore, $$\frac { 1 }{ 16 }$$ fraction of time she spend on each problem

Thus, the final solution is $$\frac { 1 }{ 16 }$$

Problem 6:

Sandya finished $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$ of her homework problems. Which fraction is equivalent to what Sandya finished?

Solution:

As given in the question,

The fraction of homework problems = $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$

The fraction that is equivalent to wht Sandra finished = $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$ * $$\frac { 2 }{ 2 }$$

= $$\frac { 2 }{ 6 }$$

= $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$ * $$\frac { 3 }{ 3 }$$

= $$\frac { 3 }{ 9 }$$

Therefore, the fractions $$\frac { 2 }{ 6 }$$ and $$\frac { 3 }{ 9 }$$ are equivalent to Sandra.

Thus, the final solution is $$\frac { 2 }{ 6 }$$ and $$\frac { 3 }{ 9 }$$

Problem 7:

Berlin has 9 cups of sugar. If this is $$\frac { 3 }{ 4 }$$ of the number he needs to make a cake, how many cups does he need?

Solution:

As given in the question,

No of cups of sugar = 9

The fraction of cake he needs = $$\frac { 3 }{ 4 }$$

No of cups = 9 % $$\frac { 3 }{ 4 }$$

= $$\frac { 9 }{ 1 }$$ * $$\frac { 4 }{ 3 }$$

= $$\frac { 36 }{ 3 }$$

= 12

Therefore, Berlin needs 12 cups of sugar.

Thus, the final solution is 12 cups.

Problem 8:

Mahathi is working on projects that require 3$$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ yards of ribbon per project. Mahathi has 28 yards of ribbon. What is the greatest number of projects that Mahathi can complete with this ribbon?

Solution:

As given in the question,

Amount of yards of ribbon per project = 3$$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$

No of yards = 28

The greatest number of projects = 28 % 3$$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$

= 28 % $$\frac { 7 }{ 2 }$$

= $$\frac { 28 }{ 1 }$$ * $$\frac { 2 }{ 7 }$$

= $$\frac { 56 }{ 7 }$$

= 8

Therefore, Mahathi can complete 8 projects with this ribbon.

Thus, the final solution is 8 projects

Problem 9:

Arjun made 40 cookies for the upcoming bake sale. He made $$\frac { 3 }{ 5 }$$ of the cookies of chocolate chip and $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$ of them peanut butter. How many chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies are there in together?

Solution:

As given in the question,

No of cookies = 40

No of cookies of chocolate chip = $$\frac { 3 }{ 5 }$$

No of cookies of peanut butter = $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$

No of chocolate chips = 40 * $$\frac { 3 }{ 5 }$$

= $$\frac { 120 }{ 5 }$$

= 24

No of peanut cookies = 40 * $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$

= $$\frac { 40 }{ 4 }$$

= 10

Therefore, a total of 10 chocolate and peanut cookies are in together.

Problem 10:

Gillian took 6$$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ hours to build a dog house. If she worked for 1$$\frac { 3 }{ 4 }$$ hours each night. How many nights did it take?

Solution:

As given in the question,

No of hours Gillian take to build a dog house = 6$$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$

No of hours she worked each night = 1$$\frac { 3 }{ 4 }$$

No of nights he took = 6$$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ % 1$$\frac { 3 }{ 4 }$$

= $$\frac { 13 }{ 2 }$$ % $$\frac { 7 }{ 4 }$$

= $$\frac { 13 }{ 2 }$$ * $$\frac { 4 }{ 7 }$$

= $$\frac { 52 }{ 14 }$$

= 3$$\frac { 10 }{ 14 }$$

Therefore, 3$$\frac { 10 }{ 14 }$$ nights it took to build a dog house.

Thus, the final solution is 3$$\frac { 10 }{ 14 }$$

Problem 11:

A class consists of 40 students. Of them $$\frac { 2 }{ 5 }$$ of the fraction are boys. Find the number of girls present in the class?

Solution:

As given in the question,

No of students in class = 40

No of boys = $$\frac { 2 }{ 5 }$$

No of boys present = $$\frac { 40 }{ 1 }$$ * $$\frac { 2 }{ 5 }$$

= $$\frac { 80 }{ 5 }$$

= 16 boys

Therefore, the total no of girls = 40 – 16

= 24 girls

Therefore, there are 24 girls present in the class

Thus, the final solution is 24 girls.

Problem 12:

John had Php 960. He spent $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$ of his money on food. How many were left to him?

Solution:

As given in the question,

Amount of Php, John had = 960

Amount of money he spent on food = $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$

Amount of money left out after spending on food = $$\frac { 960 }{ 1 }$$ * $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$

= $$\frac { 960 }{ 3 }$$

= 320

Total amount of money left = 960 – 320 = 640

Therefore, John has 640 Php left with him.

Thus, the final solution is Php 640.

Problem 13:

Efren had 480 apples for sale. He sold $$\frac { 3 }{ 5 }$$ of them. How many were left?

Solution:

As given in the question,

No of apples for sale = 480

Fraction of apples he sold = $$\frac { 3 }{ 5 }$$

No of apples left = $$\frac { 480 }{ 1 }$$ * $$\frac { 3 }{ 5 }$$

= $$\frac { 1440 }{ 5 }$$

= 288

No of apples left after selling = 480 – 288

= 192

Therefore, there were 192 apples left after selling

Thus, the final solution is 192 apples.

Problem 14:

Rose and Mary were filling the class-raised garden bed with soil. Rose shoveled in $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$ of a cubic yard, and Mary shoveled in $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ of a cubic yard. How much of the soil did they put into the garden bed altogether?

Solution:

As given in the question,

The fraction of cubic yard Rose shoveled = $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$

The fraction of cubic yard Mary shoveled = $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$

The amount of soil they put into the garden together = $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$ + $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$

Multiply the first fraction with $$\frac { 2 }{ 2 }$$ and second fraction with $$\frac { 3 }{ 3 }$$

= $$\frac { 2 }{ 6 }$$ + $$\frac { 3 }{ 6 }$$

= $$\frac { 5 }{ 6 }$$

Therefore, $$\frac { 5 }{ 6 }$$ fraction of soil they put into the garden bed altogether

Thus, the solution is $$\frac { 5 }{ 6 }$$

Problem 15:

Carl’s invited Otto over to his house. Carl’s liked to share with his guests, so he got out his chocolate stash from last Halloween. He still had $$\frac { 4 }{ 5 }$$ of a pound of chocolate. Carl’s asked Otto how much chocolate he would like. Otto said that he would like $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$ of a pound of chocolate. Carl’s obliged. How much chocolate does Carl’s have left?

Solution:

As given in the question,

Amount of chocolate = $$\frac { 4 }{ 5 }$$

Otto would have chocolate = $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$

Amount of chocolate Carl’s have = $$\frac { 4 }{ 5 }$$ – $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$

Multiply the first equation with $$\frac { 3 }{ 3 }$$ and the second equation with $$\frac { 5 }{ 5 }$$

= $$\frac { 12 }{ 15 }$$ – $$\frac { 5 }{ 15 }$$

= $$\frac { 7 }{ 15 }$$

Therefore, Carl’s have $$\frac { 7 }{ 15 }$$ fraction of chocolate

Thus, the final solution is $$\frac { 7 }{ 15 }$$.