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Fraction Word Problems Practice (Grade 3)

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Fraction Word Problems Practice

1. 
James ate 5/12 of the pie. Jo ate 2/12 of the pie. Who ate more?
  1. Jo
  2. James
  3. They ate the same amount.
2. 
A pizza was cut into 8 slices. The family ate 4 slices. What fraction of the pizza is left?
  1. [math]8/4[/math]
  2. [math]1/2[/math]
  3. [math]2/8[/math]
  4. [math]1/4[/math]
3. 
Sterling uses 3/4 cup of nuts and 1/4 cup of raisins to make a snack. Which statement correctly compares the fractions?
  1. 3/4 = 1/4
  2. 1/4 > 3/4
  3. 3/4 < 1/4
  4. 3/4 > 1/4
4. 
There were 6 birds on a wire. 4 flew away. What fraction of the birds flew away?
  1. 6/4
  2. 4/6
  3. 2/3
  4. 1/2
5. 
What is the meaning of the denominator in the following example?

The farmer harvested [math]1/3[/math] of the grain in his field as shown in the model:
Rectangle 1/3
  1. The field can be divided into 3 equal sections.
  2. The farmer harvested 1 whole field.
  3. The field has 3 different crops.
  4. The farmer harvested all of his grain.
6. 
There are 4 girls standing in line at the water fountain. Three of the girls are wearing blue dresses. What fraction of the girls in line are wearing blue dresses?
  1. 1/4
  2. 3/4
  3. 3/5
  4. 4/3
7. 
Eight students share 5 yards of ribbon equally. What fraction of the ribbon does each student get?
  1. 8/5 of a yard
  2. 8/8 of a yard
  3. 5/5 of a yard
  4. 5/8 of a yard
8. 
Cameron's class is learning about fractions. His teacher provides them with a fraction circle.

Circle 0/6

He colors 3 parts green, 1 part red, and 2 parts blue. What fraction of Cameron's fraction circle is green?
  1. 3/3
  2. 3/6
  3. 1/6
  4. 2/6
9. 
Leo made 3 cookies. He put sprinkles on 1 of the cookies. What fraction of the cookies had no sprinkles?
  1. 3/3
  2. 1/3
  3. 2/3
  4. 1/4
10. 
What is the meaning of the numerator in the following example?

The Johnson family ate [math]3/4[/math] of a pie, as shown in the model:
Circle 3/4
  1. The pie was cut into 4 pieces.
  2. The family ate 3 pieces.
  3. The family ate 4 pieces.
  4. The pie was cut into 3 pieces.
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