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# Fraction Word Prob.1

### Add and Subtract Fractions in these Word Problems.

Hudson picked 1 and 1/4 baskets of apples. Midge picked 2 baskets of apples. How many more baskets of apples did Midge pick than Hudson? Midge = 2 wholes = 8/4 Hudson = 1 and 1/4 = 5/4 8/4 - 5/4 = 3/4 Midge picked 3/4 more baskets of apples.
Lola walked 3/4 mile each way to and from school on Wednesday. How many miles did Isla walk that day? 3/4 + 3/4 = 6/4 6/4 = 4/4 + 2/4 So Lola walked 1 and 2/4 miles to and from school.
Zach spent 2/3 hour reading on Saturday and 1 and 1/3 hours reading on Sunday. How much more time did he read on Sunday than on Saturday? 1 and 1/3 = 3/3 + 1/3 = 4/3 4/3 - 2/3 = 2/3 Zach read for 2/3 hour longer on Sunday than on Saturday.
Taylor bought a large melon. She cut a piece that weighed 1 and 1/8 pounds and gave it to her neighbor. The remaining piece of melon weighed 6/8 pound. How much did the whole melon weigh? 1 and 1/8 = 8/8 + 1/8 = 9/8 9/8 + 6/8 = 15/8 15/8 = 8/8 + 7/8 The whole melon weighed 1 and 7/8 pounds or 15/8 pounds.
Ally’s sister wanted to help her make some oatmeal cookies. First, she put 5/8 cup of oatmeal in the bowl. Next, she added another 5/8 cup of oatmeal. Finally, she added another 5/8 cup of oatmeal. How much oatmeal did she put in the bowl? 5/8 + 5/8 + 5/8 = 15/8 15/8 = 8/8 + 7/8 Ally's sister added 1 and 7/8 cup of oatmeal to the bowl.
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