# 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?

- Jo
- James
- 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?

- [math]8/4[/math]
- [math]1/2[/math]
- [math]2/8[/math]
- [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?

- 3/4 = 1/4
- 1/4 > 3/4
- 3/4 < 1/4
- 3/4 > 1/4

4.

There were 6 birds on a wire. 4 flew away. What fraction of the birds flew away?

- 6/4
- 4/6
- 2/3
- 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:

The farmer harvested [math]1/3[/math] of the grain in his field as shown in the model:

- The field can be divided into 3 equal sections.
- The farmer harvested 1 whole field.
- The field has 3 different crops.
- 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?

- 1/4
- 3/4
- 3/5
- 4/3

7.

Eight students share 5 yards of ribbon equally. What fraction of the ribbon does each student get?

- 8/5 of a yard
- 8/8 of a yard
- 5/5 of a yard
- 5/8 of a yard

8.

Cameron's class is learning about fractions. His teacher provides them with a fraction circle.

He colors 3 parts green, 1 part red, and 2 parts blue. What fraction of Cameron's fraction circle is green?

He colors 3 parts green, 1 part red, and 2 parts blue. What fraction of Cameron's fraction circle is green?

- 3/3
- 3/6
- 1/6
- 2/6

9.

Leo made 3 cookies. He put sprinkles on 1 of the cookies. What fraction of the cookies had no sprinkles?

- 3/3
- 1/3
- 2/3
- 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:

The Johnson family ate [math]3/4[/math] of a pie, as shown in the model:

- The pie was cut into 4 pieces.
- The family ate 3 pieces.
- The family ate 4 pieces.
- The pie was cut into 3 pieces.

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