Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 4, Number 29, April 26, 1999
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.
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?
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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