# 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.

Scroll down to begin

Another fun video for learning math:

#### 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?