# Math in Focus Grade 5 Chapter 3 Practice 8 Answer Key Real-World Problems: Fractions and Mixed Numbers

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## Math in Focus Grade 5 Chapter 3 Practice 8 Answer Key Real-World Problems: Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Question 1.
Susanne and Barry each buy 4 equal-sized bagels. They divide the bagels equally among themselves and 3 other friends. How many bagels does each person get?
1$$\frac{3}{5}$$
Explanation:
Susanne and Barry each buy 4 equal-sized bagels.
4 x 2 = 8
so total = 8
They divide the bagels equally among themselves and 3 other friends.
divided to 5
$$\frac{8}{5}$$ = $$\frac{5}{5}$$ + $$\frac{3}{5}$$
$$\frac{5}{5}$$ = 1
1$$\frac{3}{5}$$ bagels that each person get

Question 2.
Maya has 5 sheets of paper. She cuts 3 circles from each sheet. The circles are shared equally among 6 students. How many circles does each student get?
2$$\frac{1}{3}$$
Explanation:
Maya has 5 sheets of paper. She cuts 3 circles from each sheet.
5 x 3 = 15
The circles are shared equally among 6 students.
Divided among 6 students
$$\frac{15}{6}$$ = $$\frac{12}{6}$$ + $$\frac{3}{6}$$
2 + $$\frac{3}{6}$$ = 2$$\frac{1}{3}$$
2$$\frac{1}{3}$$ circles that each student get

Question 3.
Mrs. Quirk buys 1 quart of milk. Michael drinks $$\frac{2}{7}$$ quart of it. Joel drinks $$\frac{1}{3}$$ quart of it. How many quarts of milk are left?
$$\frac{12}{21}$$
Explanation:
Mrs. Quirk buys 1 quart of milk. Michael drinks $$\frac{2}{7}$$ quart of it.
Joel drinks $$\frac{1}{3}$$ quart of it.
1 – ($$\frac{2}{7}$$ + $$\frac{1}{3}$$)

$$\frac{8}{21}$$ quarts of milk are left

Question 4.
An organic farmer buys a piece of land. She plants tomatoes on $$\frac{5}{9}$$ of the land and green beans on $$\frac{1}{12}$$ of the land. She plants potatoes on the remaining piece of land. What fraction of the land does she plant with potatoes?
$$\frac{13}{36}$$ of the land that she plant with potatoes
Explanation:
An organic farmer buys a piece of land.
She plants tomatoes on $$\frac{5}{9}$$ of the land
and green beans on $$\frac{1}{12}$$ of the land.
She plants potatoes on the remaining piece of land.
total land = 1
Tomatoes = $$\frac{5}{9}$$1
Green beans = $$\frac{1}{12}$$1
potatoes = 1 – ($$\frac{5}{9}$$ + $$\frac{1}{12}$$)
= $$\frac{20+3}{36}$$
= $$\frac{36-23}{36}$$
= $$\frac{13}{36}$$
$$\frac{13}{36}$$ of the land that she plant with potatoes

Question 5.
A package contains three types of bagels, plain, wheat, and sesame. The weight of the plain bagels is 1$$\frac{2}{3}$$ pounds. The weight of the wheat bagels is 2$$\frac{5}{6}$$ pounds. The total weight of the three types of bagels is 5 pounds. What is the weight of the sesame bagels?

Explanation:
A package contains three types of bagels, plain, wheat, and sesame. The weight of the plain bagels is 1$$\frac{2}{3}$$ pounds.
The weight of the wheat bagels is 2$$\frac{5}{6}$$ pounds.
The total weight of the three types of bagels is 5 pounds.
$$\frac{1}{2}$$ is the weight of the sesame bagels

Question 6.
Reggie and Jay go for a walk every morning. Reggie walks 2$$\frac{1}{4}$$ miles. Jay walks 1$$\frac{3}{8}$$ miles less than Reggie. What is the total distance they walk every morning?
3 $$\frac{1}{8}$$ is the total distance they walk every morning
Explanation:
Reggie and Jay go for a walk every morning. Reggie walks 2$$\frac{1}{4}$$ miles.
2$$\frac{1}{4}$$ = $$\frac{9}{4}$$
Jay walks 1$$\frac{3}{8}$$ miles less than Reggie.
1$$\frac{3}{8}$$ = $$\frac{11}{8}$$
$$\frac{9}{4}$$ – $$\frac{11}{8}$$
= $$\frac{18-11}{8}$$ = $$\frac{7}{8}$$
Total distance
$$\frac{9}{4}$$ + $$\frac{7}{8}$$
= $$\frac{9 + 7}{8}$$
= $$\frac{25}{8}$$
= 3 $$\frac{1}{8}$$

Question 7.
Alicia uses $$\frac{3}{4}$$ gallon of paint to paint her room. Becca uses $$\frac{4}{5}$$ gallon more than Alicia to paint her room. How many gallons of paint do they use altogether?
= $$\frac{23}{10}$$ gallons of paint that they use altogether
Explanation:
Alicia uses $$\frac{3}{4}$$ gallon
Becca uses $$\frac{4}{5}$$ gallon
$$\frac{4}{5}$$ > $$\frac{3}{4}$$
so, Becca =
$$\frac{4}{5}$$ + $$\frac{3}{4}$$
= $$\frac{15+16}{20}$$ = $$\frac{31}{20}$$
Altogether
$$\frac{3}{4}$$ + $$\frac{31}{20}$$
= $$\frac{15+31}{20}$$
= $$\frac{46}{20}$$
= $$\frac{23}{10}$$

A monkey climbs 3$$\frac{3}{5}$$ feet up a coconut tree that has a height of 10 feet. It rests for a while and continues to climb another 4$$\frac{2}{3}$$ feet up the tree. How many more feet must the monkey climb to reach the top of the tree?
$$\frac{26}{15}$$
3$$\frac{3}{5}$$ + 4$$\frac{2}{3}$$
10 – $$\frac{124}{15}$$
$$\frac{26}{15}$$ more feet must the monkey climb to reach the top of the tree