## What is an example of a fraction word problem?

Example 1: Rachel rode her bike for one-fifth of a mile on Monday and two-fifths of a mile on Tuesday. How many miles did she ride altogether? Analysis: To solve this problem, we will add two fractions with like denominators. Answer: Rachel rode her bike for three-fifths of a mile altogether.

## How do you solve word problems with fractions?

Word Problems with Fractions

- Read the problem carefully.
- Think about what it is asking us to do.
- Think about the information we need.
- Solve it.
- Simplify, if necessary.
- Think about whether our solution makes sense (in order to check it).

**How do you write a multiplication problem with fractions?**

When we divide fractions, we actually turn the division problem into a multiplication problem by turning the divisor (the second fraction) upside down (switching its numerator with its denominator) and changing the division symbol to a multiplication symbol at the same time.

**How can I write fractions in Word?**

Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013:

- Place the cursor on the document where you would like to insert a fraction.
- Select “Insert” from the menu.
- Click on Equation in the upper right.
- Select fraction under the Equation Tools option.
- Choose which style fraction you want.
- Insert the numbers into the fraction boxes.

### What is a fraction word?

Fractions consist of two numbers separated by a slash. To express the fraction in words, write the numerator, add a hyphen and then spell out the denominator. In word form, the fraction 3/10 would be spelled out as three-tenths.

### How do you solve word problems for kids?

14 Effective Ways to Help Your Students Conquer Math Word Problems

- Teach problem-solving routines.
- Visualize or model the problem.
- Make sure they identify the actual question.
- Remove the numbers.
- Try the CUBES method.
- Show word problems the LOVE.
- Consider teaching word problem key words.

**How can I Help my Year 5 maths students with word problems?**

Use these adding fractions word problems worksheets to help your Year 5 Maths students develop their ability in interpreting word problems that involve adding and subtracting fractions. Read More…

**Why are fractions word problems so difficult?**

In a way, fraction word problems combine mathematical skills with reading comprehension skills, and this is what makes them particularly tricky for some students to master. If your students require a little extra practise at fraction word problems, take a look at these Fractions Word Problems .

#### Why do we use word problems?

These word problems provide additional practice with fractions and the 4 basic operations. Mixing word problems and including unneeded data are ways to encourage students to carefully read and think about the questions.