# Word Problems: Fractions

Word problem is a or two sentences that require students to apply their math skills and whatever they have learned to a real-life scenario.

Some of the word problems of number fractions are:

- Addition and subtraction of fractions
- Dividing fractions
- Multiplication of fractions
- Simplification of fractions

### Word Problems** of Number Fractions – Examples 1**

Kevin has 9 chocolates. He wants to share them with 5 friends. How much will each get?

**Solutions:**

**Step 1:** Divide 9 chocolates by 5+his=6:**Step 2: **Then, simplify the product if it is possible.

\(9÷6=\frac{9}{1}÷\frac{6}{1}=\frac{9}{1}×\frac{1}{6}=\frac{9×1}{1×6}=\frac{9}{6}\)

\(\frac{9}{6}=\frac{3}{2}\)

### Word Problems of **Number Fractions – Examples 2**

Alice needs to order grilled chicken for 15 students. Each student should get \(\frac{1}{5}\) of a grilled chicken. How many grilled chickens should Alice order?

**Solutions:**

**Step 1: **Multiply 15 grilled chickens by \(\frac{1}{5}\).**Step 2:** Then, simplify the product if it is possible.

\(15×\frac{1}{5}=\frac{15}{1}×\frac{1}{5}=\frac{15}{5}\frac{3}{1}=3\)

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