Adding fractions word problemsAdding fractions word problems arise in many situations. I will not show you how to add fractions here Adding fractions will show you how to add fractions and it has a fraction calculator to help you practice. Example #1: John walked 1/2 of a mile yesterday and 3/4 of a mile today. How many miles has John walked? Solution This word problem requires addition of fractions Choosing a common denominator of 4, we get 1/2 + 3/4 = 2/4 + 3/4 = 5/4 So, John walked a total of 5/4 miles Example #2: Mary is preparing a final exam. She study 3/2 hours on Friday, 6/4 hours on Saturday, and 2/3 hours on Sunday. How many hours she studied over the weekend Solution This word problem requires addition of fractions Choosing a common denominator of 12, we get: 3/2 + 5/4 + 2/3 = 18/12 + 15/12 + 8/12 = 41/12 = 3.42 hours So, Mary studied a total of 3.42 hours Example #3: A recipe requires 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper. How much pepper does this recipe need? Solution Choosing 4 as a common denominator, we get: 1/4 + 3/4 + 1/2 = 4/4 + 3/4 + 2/4 = 9/4 = 2.25 So, the recipe needs 2.25 or 2 teaspoon and onefourth of a teaspoon pepper. Have A Great Basic Math Word Problem?Share it here with a very detailed solution! What Other Visitors Have SaidClick below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
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