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Recipe Word Problems Involving Fractions (Grade 5)

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Recipe Word Problems Involving Fractions

Instructions: From cups of flour to teaspoons of salt, cooking with recipes requires understanding fractions. Solve these fraction word problems involving recipes and food preparation.

Kate used 2/5 of a pound of sugar to bake cookies. She used another 3/4 of a pound of flour for the cookies. How many pounds of sugar and flour did she use in all?
  1. [math]5/9[/math]
  2. [math]3/10[/math]
  3. [math]1 3/20[/math]
  4. [math]2 3/20[/math]
Sam had one cup of sugar. He used 1/4 cup of sugar to make cookies. How much sugar did he have left?
  1. 1/4 cup
  2. 0/2 cup
  3. 1/2 cup
  4. 3/4 cup
  5. not given
Mr. Smith had enough sugar to make [math]3//4[/math] of a batch of cookies. To make a whole batch, he needed [math]1//3[/math] cup of sugar. How many cups of sugar did Mr. Smith have?
  1. [math]1//4[/math]
  2. [math]5//12[/math]
  3. [math]13//12[/math]
  4. [math]2//1[/math]
Ms. Betty bought [math]3/4[/math] pound of cheese. If she cut it into four pieces the same size, what fraction of a pound will each piece weigh?
  1. [math]1/4[/math]
  2. [math]9/4[/math]
  3. [math]2 1/4[/math]
  4. [math]3/16[/math]
Jill made a fruit salad with 1/2 pound of melon and 1/10 pound of berries. How many pounds of fruit did Jill use in all?
  1. [math]1/8 [/math] pound
  2. [math]1/20 [/math] pound
  3. [math]2/12 [/math] pound
  4. [math]6/10 [/math] pound
Zaira and her friend decided to make chocolate chip cookies. Her mom's recipe calls for [math]2/3[/math] cup of chocolate chips. They only need to make [math]1/4[/math] of the recipe. How much of a cup of chocolate chips will they use?
  1. [math]1/4[/math]
  2. [math]1/6[/math]
  3. [math]2/7[/math]
  4. [math]3/7[/math]
Katie is making 6 batches of brownies for the marching band. Each batch uses 1/2 of a cup of flour. How many cups of flour will Katie need in all?
  1. 6/12 cup
  2. 6 1/2 cups
  3. 3 cups
  4. 12 cups
While making desserts for a bake sale, Aditya used 5/6 of a scoop of brown sugar as well as 1/2 of a scoop of white sugar. How much more brown sugar did Aditya use?

A pizza is cut into 8 pieces. Tally ate 3/8 of the pizza. She gave Sally 2/8 and Tommy 3/8 of the pizza. How many pieces of pizza are left?

Lee is making chocolate chip cookies. The recipe calls for 3/4 cup of chocolate chips. If she wants to make 2/3 of the recipe, what fraction of a cup of chocolate chips will she need? Explain your reasoning.

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