# Word Problems with Fractions

Solve the following fraction word problems:

1. Anne planted eight sunflowers. One fourth of them died.  She then planted three more.  How many sunflowers does Anne have now?
2. Tom bought four bananas.  Half of them rotted, so Tom threw them away and bought three more.  How many bananas does Tom have now?
3. Maria planted six trees.  One third of them died.  She planted one more.  How many trees does Maria have now?
4. Andrew had fourteen math problems to do for homework.  She already did $\dfrac{1}{7}$ of them.  How many problems does she have left?
5. Avery has ten surf boards in his garage.  First he gave one to a friend.  Then he sold one third of the remaining boards to his brother.  How many boards does he have left?
6. Jackie bought four mangoes.  Half went bad and she bought four more.  How many does she have now?
7. Room 27 has raised \$37 for the school festival. One student, John, raised$\dfrac{1}{3}$of the money. How much money did he raise? 8. Amy needs \$9.50 for a new book.  She saved half of the money.  Her mom gave her one fourth of the money she still needed. How much does she still need?
9. James spent $\dfrac{3}{4}$ of his allowance on baseball cards.  He put the remainder, \$2.50, in his piggy bank. What is his weekly allowance? 10. Deshawn saved$\dfrac{7}{8}$of his allowance. He spent the remainder, \$1.50, on a new toy.  How much did he save?
11. Three students have a project to complete.  Billy does $\dfrac{1}{5}$ of the work.  Karen does $\dfrac{3}{9}$ of the work.  How much work is left for Casey?
12. There is a huge bowl of candy in the living room.  Thaddeus ate $\dfrac{4}{5}$ of it.   His brother ate $\dfrac{1}{6}$ of what was left.  What fraction of the candy is still in the bowl?