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# fractions 1

### try working out these fraction word scenarios

Question | Answer |
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Dafydd had £12 in his pocket. He spent 5/6ths of his money. How much did Dafydd spend? How much money has he left? | He spent £10 and had £2 left |

Elwyn walked 5/8ths of his journey. If the journey was 160km long, how far did he walk? | 100kms |

There are 32 pupils in a class. 7/16ths of them are girls. How many girls are in the class? How many boys are in the class? | 14 are girls. 18 are boys |

In an election, 9/10ths of the electors went out to vote. If there were 30,000 electors, how many voted? | 2700 |

A television costs £550 in a shop. In a sale the television will be sold for 4/5ths of this price. How much will the television cost in the sale? How much money will you save? | Sold for £440, a saving of £110 |

65 sweets are shared between two persons, namely Elliw and Eiry. Elliw has 11/13ths of them and Eiry has the remainder. How much will each one get? | Elliw has 55, Eiry has 10 |

Arthur earns £600 per week. He pays 7/20ths of his earnings in tax. How much tax does Arthur pay? | £210 |

3/10ths of school pupils are boys and the remainder girls. If there are 1400 pupils in the school, how many are boys and how many are girls? | 420 boys, 980 boys |

4/5 of a mixed class of pupils are boys. If the number of boys is 20, how many children are in the class? How many girls are in the class? | 25 in the class with 5 girls |

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