Adding 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 = 1/4 + 3/4 + 2/4 = 5/4 = 1.25

So, the recipe needs 1.25 or 1 teaspoon and one-fourth of a teaspoon pepper.

## Have A Great Basic Math Word Problem?

Share it here with a very detailed solution!

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

Author Information (optional)

 Your Name (first or full name) Your Location (e.g., City, State, Country)

•  submission guidelines.

(You can preview and edit on the next page)

## What Other Visitors Have Said

Capacity of a tank
A tank is two thirds full. After drawing off 100 litres of water , it is just one quarter full. what is the capacity of the tank Solution Let x …

A Recipe and Fractions
you are at a grocery store to buy ingredients for your cupcakes. The recipe requires 4 2/8 a cup of rising flour to make 28 cupcakes. You want to make …

Inheritance math problem Not rated yet
An inheritance of \$1,400,000 is to be divided among Scott, Alice, and Tricia in the following manner Alice is to recieve 6/7 of what Scott recieves, while …

Judy's weight  Not rated yet
Judy was trying to lose weight. she weighed 180 pounds. So she ran for 4/2 hours on sunday and lost 4/2 pounds. She was so happy with the results she …

## Recent Articles

1. ### Area of a Rhombus

May 26, 22 06:50 AM

Learn how to find the area of a rhombus when the lengths of the diagonals are missing.

## Check out some of our top basic mathematics lessons.

Formula for percentage

Math skills assessment

Compatible numbers

Surface area of ​​a cube