# 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. The questions include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems with each question accompanied by a solution and explanation to aid learning.

### 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