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Products of Fractions and Mixed Numbers Word Problems

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 5 Fractions - 5.NF.6

Keywords That Indicate Multiplication in Word Problems - The way to go about a word problem is to first read with thoroughly many times. This is most crucial part to solving a mathematical word problem as it requires you to understand the English words and translate them into mathematics. These keywords sure play an important role in hinting at the mathematical operation required to carry out. Find it hard to identify keywords for multiplication word problems? We will tell you some secret keywords that will help you in multiplication word problems. Common keywords - Sum of, Total of, Product of, Increased by, Gained / Raised, More, Twice, thrice, x times, Of Sum of and total of are the leading keywords in most multiplication expressions. Product of indicates the multiplication of two numbers, whereas increased by tells the placement of addition sign too. Twice, thrice and x times are most commonly found in word problems and expressions that are too wordy and require simple multiplication. Rest of the keywords indicate involvement of other mathematical operations too. An easy way out to solve the word problems is to mark the words; underline or circle them and then connect with the other expressions or numbers in the word problem. This collection of worksheets and lessons show you how to find the value of multiplying fractions and mixed numbers together.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

I got a little carried away with the electronics in these problems. I have been pondering my next mobile phone. Is it obvious?

  • Homework 1 - Jenifer made tomato sauce and tomato soup. She made enough tomato sauce to fill 8 bottles. If she made 3/4 as much tomato soup as tomato sauce, how many bottles of tomato soup did she make?
  • Homework 2 - There are 24 hours in a day and James should work for 1/3 of the day. How much time does he spend working?
  • Homework 3 - Jake went to Cafe Coffee Day with his 4 friends. Everyone ordered 4/5 a cup of cappuccino. How many cups of cappuccino did they order in total?

Practice Worksheets

Almost all of these problems were based on my own life experience. My husband chipped in too.

  • Practice 1 - Andy and Sandy are participating in a 10 km bicycle race. After 5 minutes, Andy covers 2/3 of the distance, and Sandy covers 3/4 of the distance. Find the distance covered by both.
  • Practice 2 - Kat made tea for her guests. She will need 2/5 of a cup of tea for 10 people. How much tea will she want to make for her guests?
  • Practice 3 - Out of 105 students, 2/7 take Science, 3/7 take Art and 2/7 take Commerce. Find the number of students in each class.

Math Skill Quizzes

I only was able to fit eight problems on a page, so the scoring key suffered a bit.

  • Quiz 1 - At a fuel station the consumption of fuel is 24,997 gallons. Of the total fuel, 2/7 was consumed by bikes and 4/7 was consumed by cars, and the remaining was consumed by other vehicles. Find the amount of fuel consumed by each.
  • Quiz 2 - Luke wants to make French fries for 10 people. He needs 15 potatoes. He has only 3/5 of the potatoes he needs. Find the number of potatoes he still needs.
  • Quiz 3 - Sandy rides her motor bike at a speed of 150 km/h. Her brother is riding at 7/8 of her speed. Find the speed of Sandy‚Äôs brother.