# Fraction word problems for 5th grade

These fraction word problems are great for ages 10 and older who are looking to improve their fraction skills.

### What is 12 divided by 3/4?

16

• Explanation

12 ÷ 3/4 can also be written as:
12 x 4/3 which is 48/3
48/3 = 16

### Frank divides 6 oranges amongst his 4 friends. How many oranges does each friend get?

1 and a half oranges

• Explanation

6 / 4 = 1.5
Therefore 1 and a half oranges each.

### A watermelon is cut into 20 slices and and three-quarters of those slices are eaten. How many slices are left?

5

• Explanation

Three-quarters is 3/4
3/4 x 20 = 15
Therefore 15 slices are eaten
20 - 15 = 5 slices are left

### 2/5 of what number is 40?

100

• Explanation

2/5 can also be written as 0.4
And 100 times by 0.4 would give us 40

### Tony’s dog is 60cm tall. Tony is two and a half times taller than his dog. How tall is Tony?

150 cm

• Explanation

You can break this into two calculations:
2 x 60 = 120
And
1/2 x 60 = 30
Add these together 120 + 30 = 150