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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 4, Number 29, April 26, 1999
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**Fractions
and Mixed Numbers**

1. Harris is walking from his farm to the nearby village. It’s a four kilometer walk and he has only one more kilometer to go. He has already walked __________ of the way.

a. 3/4

b. 1/2

c. 1/4

d. 1/3

e. 2/5

2. Kathy spent 3 1/2 hours practicing the piano on Saturday. She spent 3/4 of an hour practicing on Sunday. Kathy practiced playing the piano for __________ on that weekend.

a. 3 hours

b. 4 hours

c. 4 hours, 4 minutes

d. 4 hours, 15 minutes

e. 4 1/2 hours

3. Cheryl baked eight loaves of bread. She gave 2/3 of a loaf to Steve, 2/3 of a loaf to Jill, and put all the uncut loaves in the freezer. What is the greatest number of loaves that she could have put in the freezer?

a. 4

b. 5

c. 6

d. 7

e. 8

4. Yesterday, Ryan ran around the track three times and Scott
ran around the track two times. Which statement(s) about
yesterday’s running *cannot* be true?

a. Ryan ran 1 7/8 miles.

b. Scott ran 2/3 as far as Ryan.

c. Ryan ran 1 1/2 times as far as Scott.

d. Scott ran faster than Ryan

e. Scott ran 1/3 of a mile farther than Ryan.

5. Which of the above statement(s) about yesterday’s
running *must* be true?

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