Word Problems - Fractions (subtraction) (different denominator, mixed numbers)

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12 practice problems and an answer key.


Description: This packet helps students practice solving word problems that require subtraction with mixed numbers that have different denominators. 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)


Fanny is writing a song for her band. The first draft of her song is 2$\dfrac{3}{5}$ minutes long. The final version of her song is 3 $\dfrac{1}{4}$ minutes long. How much longer is Fanny’s final song version to her first draft?

Russell’s hobby is kayaking. Whenever he goes kayaking, he likes to kayak 1 $\dfrac{3}{7}$ miles. On days that he has more time and energy, Russell kayaks 2 $\dfrac{1}{2}$ miles. How much more does he kayak on days that he has more time and energy? 


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

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