Common Core: 5th Grade Math : Number & Operations—Fractions

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Common Core: 5th Grade Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #16 : Solve Word Problems Involving Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Nf.A.2

Kara ate  of the bag of chips and Andrew ate . How much more of the bag of chips did Kara eat?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators. 

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator. 

Example Question #12 : Solve Word Problems Involving Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Nf.A.2

Laura ate  of the ice cream and Drew ate . How much more of the ice cream did Drew eat?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators. 

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator. 

Example Question #41 : Number & Operations—Fractions

Joe paited  of the fence an Sara painted . How much more of the fence did Sara paint?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators. 

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator. 

 

 can be reduced be dividing both sides by .

Example Question #19 : Solve Word Problems Involving Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Nf.A.2

Ben washed  of the windows and Jen washed . How much more of the windows did Ben wash? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators. 

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator. 

Example Question #41 : Number & Operations—Fractions

Zach cleaned  of the house and Alex cleaned  of the house. How much more of the house did Alex clean? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators. 

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator. 

Example Question #41 : Number & Operations—Fractions

Lily pulled  of the weeds and Rose pulled . How much more of the weeds did Rose pull? 

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators. 

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator. 

Example Question #22 : Solve Word Problems Involving Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Nf.A.2

Sally drank  of the milk and Sam drank . How much more of the milk did Sam drink? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators. 

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator. 

 

Example Question #23 : Solve Word Problems Involving Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Nf.A.2

Jake ate  of the popcorn and Dave ate  of the popcorn. How much more of the popcorn did Dave eat? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators. 

Now that we have common denominators, we can add the fractions. Remember, when we add fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only add the numerator. 

 can be reduced by dividing  by both sides. 

Example Question #21 : Solve Word Problems Involving Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Nf.A.2

Sally drank  of the milk and Sam drank . What fraction of the milk did they drink? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators. 

Now that we have common denominators, we can add the fractions. Remember, when we add fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only add the numerator. 

 can be reduced by dividing  by both sides. 

Example Question #22 : Solve Word Problems Involving Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Nf.A.2

Lily pulled  of the weeds and Rose pulled . What fraction of the weeds have they pulled? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators. 

Now that we have common denominators, we can add the fractions. Remember, when we add fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only add the numerator. 

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