RHL School

Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 2, Number 12, May 12, 1997



1.  I love cherry pies. Laura has baked a big cherry pie and says that I
can have either 1/8 of the pie or 1/10 of it. I want the most cherry pie I
can get! Which fraction of the pie is greater?

2.  Dennis has also baked a pie. It’s a pickle pie! He is giving 1/4 of the
pie to Roderick, 1/4 of it to Heidi, and he’s keeping the rest to eat for
tomorrow’s breakfast. What part (fraction) of the pie is Dennis keeping
for himself?

3.  Nikole is selling her doll collection. She’s already sold 1/3 of the
dolls. What fraction of the dolls remain unsold?

4.  Which is greater than one, 1/9 + 8/9,  3/5 + 3/5,  or 1/4 + 2/4?

5.  Which of the following fractions is less than 1/2?  5/8,  9/20,  or

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