Word Problems - Fractions (addition and subtraction) (same denominator)

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12 practice problems and an answer key.


Description: This packet helps students practice solving word problems that require addition and subtraction with fractions. 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)


On her birthday, Sarah brought 10 cupcakes to school to share with her friends. If her friends ate $\dfrac{7}{10}$ of the cupcakes, how many of the cupcakes did Sarah have left?

If Sarah’s friend Abby took $\dfrac{2}{10}$ of Sarah’s cupcakes and her friend Allison took $\dfrac{1}{10}$ of the cupcakes, how much of the cupcakes did Abby and Allison take altogether? 


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

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