Adding and Subtracting Fractions Word Problems
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• Question 1
120 seconds
Q.

Kayla ate 3/12 of a watermelon. Jordyn ate 1/12 of the watermelon. Then April ate 1/4 of the watermelon. How much of the watermelon did they eat?

6/12

7/36

4/12

7/12

• Question 2
120 seconds
Q.

Daniel watched a beetle and a spider on the sidewalk. The beetle crawled 1/2 of a yard and the spider crawled 1/8 of a yard. How much farther did the beetle crawl than the spider?

1/4

3/8

1/2

5/8

• Question 3
120 seconds
Q.

Carefully following a recipe to make brownies, Ben used exactly 5/8 of a cup of oil and 3/4 of a cup of water. How many cups of liquid did Ben use in all?

1/8

2/3

1 1/2

1 3/8

• Question 4
120 seconds
Q.

Robert made a fruit salad with 11/12 of a pound of melon and 1/6 of a pound of berries. How many pounds of fruit did Robert use in all?

1 1/12

3/4

2/3

1 1/2

• Question 5
120 seconds
Q.

Pam walks 3/4 of a mile to school. Paul walks 1/8 of a mile to school. How much farther does Pam walk than Paul?

5/8

4/8

1 3/8

3/4

• Question 6
120 seconds
Q.

After dinner, Joe and his family eat 1/2 of Joe's birthday cake. Then, Joe eats another 1/8 of the cake for breakfast the following morning and his brother eats 1/4 of it. How much of the cake has been eaten?

1 1/8

7/8

1

9/16

• Question 7
120 seconds
Q.

You give 1/3 of a pan of brownies to Mr. Nix and 1/6 of a pan of brownies to your teacher. How much of the pan of brownies did you give away?

2/6 of the pan

1/6 of the pan

1/2 of the pan

1/3 of the pan

• Question 8
120 seconds
Q.

The fifth grade math teachers ordered pizza for lunch. Mrs. Dombkowski ate 1/3 of the pizza. Ms. Chaney ate 5/12 of the pizza. How much more pizza did Ms. Chaney eat than Mrs. Dombkowski?

1/4

2/3

4/6

1/12

• Question 9
120 seconds
Q.

The fifth grade classes collected 5/10 of the school's canned goods on Monday, 1/5 on Tuesday, and 45/100 on Wednesday. How much of the school's canned goods did the fifth grade collect in all?

1 3/20

115/100

1 15/100

75/100

• Question 10
120 seconds
Q.

Charlotte received 7/10 inches of rain on Monday. On Tuesday it rained an additional 2/5 inches. How many more inches did it rain on Monday than on Tuesday?

3/10

1/5

6/10

2/5

• Question 11
120 seconds
Q.

Nathan collected 5/6 of a carton of eggs on Saturday and 8/12 on Sunday. How many eggs did he collect on both days?

18/12

9/6

1 1/2

1 3/6

• Question 12
120 seconds
Q.

Mrs. O'Hare bought a cake for the teachers of Palisades Park Elementary. The teachers ate 4/10 of the cake before lunch, 1/5 after lunch, and 12/100 after school. How much of the cake got eaten during the day?