Word Problems
Great than, Less than or Equal to 1?
Algorithm
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100

Mr. Lai has 1/2 pound of sugar left. He needs 1/6 of a pound for each batch of cookies he makes. How many batches can he make with 1/2 pound of sugar?

What is 3 batches

100

10÷1/2

What is greater than 1

100

5/6 ÷ 1/3

(Report answer in simplest form/as a mixed number)

What is 2 1/2

100

Aala has 3/4 of her birthday cake left from the party. How many 2/8 size portions can she share with her family?

What is 3/4 ÷ 2/8 = 3

100
3/4 + 1/8 =
What is 7/8
200

Blake is coordinating a race that is 8/10 of a mile long. He wants to set up a water station every 1/5 of a mile. How many water stations will he need to set up?

What is 4 water stations?

200

3 ÷ 5

What is less than 1?

200
2 ÷ 1/4
What is 8
200

Sophia studied for 2 1/2 hours during the 3 days before her last math quiz. If she studied for the same amount of time each day, how much time did she spend studying each day?

What is 2 1/2 ÷ 3 = 5/6

200
5/6 - 1/3 =
What is 1/2
300

Caroline wants to donate ⅔ of her Halloween candy to the troops overseas. She collected 36 pieces of candy on Halloween. How many pieces of candy will go to the troops?

What is 24 pieces of candy

300

1  2/3 ÷ 1/6

What is greater than 1?

300

2 1/3 ÷ 1 1/2

(Report answer in simplest form/as a mixed number)

What is 1 5/9

300

A construction company is setting up signs on 3 miles of road. If the company places a sign at every 1/5 of a mile, how many signs will they need?

What is 3 ÷ 1/5 = 15 signs

300

1 2/3 + 2 4/5 =

(Report answer in simplest form/as a mixed number)

What is 4 5/6

400

Ben's dog eats 1/4 of a can of dog food every feeding. If Ben's dog has 3 cans of dog food and he eats three times a day. How many days can Ben Feed his dog?

What is 4 days?

400

2/5 ÷ 2/5

What is equal to 1?

400

3 1/2 ÷ 5/8

(Report answer in simplest form/as a mixed number)

What is 5 3/5

400

How many 3/8 foot pieces of string could be cut from a piece of string that is 4 ½ feet long?

What is 4 1/2 ÷ 3/8 = 12 pieces of string

400

1 4/5 - 2/3 =

What is  1  2/15?

500

The PTA wants to cover the wet areas of the school’s woodland trail with wood chips. They find that one bag of wood chips covers a 3 ½ yard section of the trail. If there is a wet section of the trail that is 50 ¼ yards long, how many bags of wood chips are needed to cover the wet section of the trail?

What is 15?

500

3/4 ÷ 1/2

What is greater than 1?

500

10 2/3 ÷ 8 1/2

(Report answer in simplest form/as a mixed number)

What is 1 13/51

500

Frankie has 1 and 3/8 cups of strawberries. She needs 3/8 cup of strawberries to make one batch of muffins. How many full batches can Frankie make?

What is 1 3/8 ÷ 3/8 = ?

3 Batches

500

2 1/4 x 3 1/5 =

(Report answer as a mixed number in lowest terms)

What is 7 1/5

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