Word Problems - Fractions (addition and subtraction) (different denominators, mixed numbers)

Common Core Grade Level:

Packet includes: 12 practice problems and an answer key.

Description: This packet helps students practice solving word problems that require addition and subtraction problems with mixed numbers. Each page contains 6 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 12 problems, students should be more comfortable doing these problems and have a clear understanding of how to solve them. 

Sample Problem(s)


Lisa has a dog and a cat. Her dog is 6$\dfrac{7}{8}$ years old and her cat is 4$\dfrac{1}{2}$ years old. How much older is her dog than her cat?

Becky is cooking for herself. It takes her $\dfrac{4}{7}$ of an hour to finish the meal she’s prepared. As soon as she’s done, her brother walks into the kitchen and asks her to cook one for him, but a smaller portion. It will take her $\dfrac{4}{9}$ of an hour to cook for her brother. How long will the two meals have taken Becky to cook? altogether?


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