# At a Glance - Fractions Word Problems

**Word problems **are awesome because they help you *visualize *the math, and you can see examples that could come right out of your daily life.

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#### Example 1

You are whipping up your uncle's famous honey chipotle BBQ sauce for a school fundraiser. The recipe calls for 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 of it blue, pink, and black, how much of your original hair color is left? |

#### Exercise 1

You and your two siblings are going to split a batch of cookies. You, being the smartest, get of the batch. Your brother and sister will have to split the remaining . How many cookies does each person get?

#### Exercise 2

You are starting a new exercise program and want to run five miles a day. The path around the park is mile long. How many laps must you run to make your target distance?