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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.

1.
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. $5/9$
2. $3/10$
3. $1 3/20$
4. $2 3/20$
2.
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
3.
Mr. Smith had enough sugar to make $3//4$ of a batch of cookies. To make a whole batch, he needed $1//3$ cup of sugar. How many cups of sugar did Mr. Smith have?
1. $1//4$
2. $5//12$
3. $13//12$
4. $2//1$
4.
Ms. Betty bought $3/4$ pound of cheese. If she cut it into four pieces the same size, what fraction of a pound will each piece weigh?
1. $1/4$
2. $9/4$
3. $2 1/4$
4. $3/16$
5.
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. $1/8$ pound
2. $1/20$ pound
3. $2/12$ pound
4. $6/10$ pound
6.
Zaira and her friend decided to make chocolate chip cookies. Her mom's recipe calls for $2/3$ cup of chocolate chips. They only need to make $1/4$ of the recipe. How much of a cup of chocolate chips will they use?
1. $1/4$
2. $1/6$
3. $2/7$
4. $3/7$
7.
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
8.
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?

9.
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?

10.
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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