Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 4, Number 28, April 19, 1999
Fractions and Sets
1. There are 23 students in Mrs. Matt’s third grade. Eleven of the students are boys. What fraction of the class do girls represent?
2. Darlene bought a dozen cupcakes for her party. Pablo ate two of the cupcakes. What fraction of the dozen cupcakes did he eat?
3. Greta ate 1/4 of the dozen cupcakes. How many cupcakes did she eat?
4. There were 40 prizes hidden at Anthony’s party. Nancy found 1/4 of the prizes. Justin found 1/8 of the prizes. Who found more prizes?
Beth found 2/5 of the remaining prizes. How many prizes did she find?
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