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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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