## Tuesday, January 29, 2008

### Fraction Word Problems

Here are today's word problems.

Fraction word problems

1. There are 24 hours in a day and scientists tell us that we should sleep for 3/8 of the day. How much time should we spend sleeping?

2. The National History Museum has collected 125 dinosaurs. George has collected 3/5 of this amount. How many dinosaurs has George collected?

3. Mr Murrin is 160cm tall and his brother Tom is 7/8 as tall as him. How tall is Tom?

4. The weather forecaster says that it is 200 C in London but only 7/10 as hot in New York. How hot is it in New York?

5. Skateboards cost £36 each in my local store. The shopkeeper says if I buy one I can buy another for only 7/9 of the normal price. How much would a second skateboard cost?

6. Billy collected 256 conkers but lost ? of them on his way to school through a hole in his bag. When he arrived at school how many conkers did Billy have left?

7. There are 25 pupils in the class, 3/5 of the pupils support Chelsea and the remainder support Arsenal. How many pupils support Arsenal?

8. The local shop normally sells Mars bars for 40 pence. The shopkeeper says I can buy them for 1/4 less than the normal price. How much can I buy a Mars bar for?

9. Last year, Mr Murrin weighed 60 kg. This year he weighs 2/5 more. How much does Mr Murrin weigh this year?

10. McDonalds sell milkshakes in two sizes. A small milkshake contains 300ml and a large milkshake contains 2/3 more.
(i) How much does a large milkshake contain?
(ii) If Mr Murrin drinks 2/3 of a small milkshake and
Miss Hoyne 1/2 of a large milkshake who drinks
the most?

11. Half a can of paint covers 1/3 of a room. How much paint is needed to cover the whole room?

## Friday, January 18, 2008

### Weekend Homework

Weekend homework is as follows:
3. Make sure that your investigations are done for Monday.
Have a great weekend. It will be cold so stay warm by your computers!!

Harbeck

## Wednesday, January 16, 2008

### Todays Problem

Here is the problem that we started today in class. You must have it complete by tomorrow.

Please also create an account at Gliffy and create the two flow charts that explain adding and subtracting questions for your electronic portfolio.