Word Problems - Fractions (addition and subtraction) (different denominators)

Common Core Grade Level:

Packet includes: 14 practice problems and an answer key.

Description: This packet helps students practice solving word problems that use addition and subtraction fractions (with different denominators). Each page contains 7 problems. Each page also has a speed and accuracy guide, to help students see how fast and how accurately they should be doing these problems. After doing all 14 problems, students should be more comfortable doing these problems and have a clear understanding of how to solve them. 

Sample Problem(s)


Nancy and Stephanie competing in a race. Nancy finishes the race in $\dfrac{5}{6}$ of an hour, and Stephanie finishes in $\dfrac{3}{4}$ of an hour. How much slower more time did Nancy take than Stephanie?

Both girls still lost to Cindy, who finished the race in $\dfrac{3}{5}$ of an hour. How much more time did Stephanie take than Cindy? 


Practice problems require knowledge of how to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers.