Everyday Math

# Fractions - Word Problems

Clayton Kershaw, who is an American professional baseball pitcher for the LA Dodgers of Major League Baseball, runs $\displaystyle \frac{3}{2}$ kilometers in the morning and $\displaystyle \frac{6}{7}$ kilometers in the afternoon during his spring camp. How many more kilometers does he run in the morning than in the afternoon?

There are $5$ papayas, $6$ mangoes, and $20$ apples in a basket. What fraction of the fruits in the basket are papayas?

Alice, Bob and Calvin bought a large pizza to share. Alice ate $\displaystyle \frac{5}{13}$ of the pizza and Bob and Calvin will equally share the remainder. What fraction of the whole pizza will be eaten by Calvin?

Each day, a lion in South Africa spends $\frac{1}{5}$ of the day watching gnus and $\frac{1}{3}$ of an hour chasing gnus. Then the lion takes $5$ times as much time consuming the gnus as chasing the gnus. What is the number of minutes that a lion spends of the 24 hours in a day watching, chasing and consuming gnus?

There are $2$ papayas, $8$ mangoes, and $19$ apples in a basket. What fraction of the fruits in the basket are papayas?

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