Monday, 21 May 2018

Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent Fractions!
We are learning to add and subtract fractions with
like and unlike denominators.

What is ½ of ¼? 1/8


What is ⅓ of ⅕? 1/15


What is ½ of 20? 10


What is ⅕ of 20? 4


What is ⅓ of 30? 10


What is ⅘ of 20? 16


½ + ½ = 1 whole


5/12 + 4/12 = 3/4


½ + ¼ = 3/4


⅓ + ⅙ = ½


¼ + ⅛ = 3/8


¼ + ⅝ = 7/8


¼ + 3/16 = 7/16


⅕ + 1/30 = 7/30


Levi has ¾ of a bag of lollies. If he is given another 3/12 of a bag,
what fraction of a bag will he have?  1 whole


If there were 32 lollies in the whole bag, how many lollies does Levi have?
32 lollies

Bob has a 3 3/4 metre of length of wood. He cuts off 2 1/3 metres.
What length of wood is left?  1 5/12


1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Sheales. I enjoyed reading your creative fraction word problems. Just for fun, I've written one you might enjoy answering as a reply. Mr. Van Horn is traveling from the USA to Auckland, New Zealand on an airplane. The flight takes almost 13 hours. The flight attendant just told Mr. Van Horn that his flight is half way done. How many hours does he have left before he arrives in Auckland?

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