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Fractions & Decimals

Fractions & Decimals

Fractions Word Problems Examples

Example 1

You are whipping up your uncle's famous honey chipotle BBQ sauce for a school fundraiser. The recipe calls for 3/4 cup of sugar. You need to make 5 batches of sauce. How much sugar do you need?


Example 2

You decide to dye your hair various colors for Halloween. If you dye 1/3 of it blue, 1/4 pink, and 1/4 black, how much of your original hair color is left?


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