These problems will include all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
There are some word problems which, depending on the information provided, we should express as a fraction.
For example: 5 – The number of apples (5) corresponds to the numerator (the number which expresses the number of parts that we wish to represent).
We encourage students to read and think about the problems carefully, by: Answers are given following the questions.
Here are some examples and solutions of fraction word problems. The second example shows how blocks can be used to help illustrate the problem. More examples and solutions using the bar modeling method to solve fraction word problems are shown in the videos. Bar Modeling with Fractions Examples: 1) Grace thought that a plane journey would take 7/10 hr but the actual journey took 1/5 hr longer.