06 Fraction Word Problem

4/5 of Peter’s money is twice as much as John`s money. What fraction of Peter`s money is John’s money?

This may seem a very easy question. But this is a really good test if the student has understood fraction. It is important that the students understand the concept of “in fraction, all parts are equal” very well. With that strong understanding, they can solve any problems involving fraction.

4/5 of Peter’s money is twice as much as John`s money.

Try to draw any bars to represent Peter and John. With the initial arbitrary bars, we try to resize the bars to reflect the correct relationship. Possible Questions to ask: “Who has more” ? “How do I show 4/5 ? How do I show “twice as much”?

 What fraction of Peter`s money is John’s money?

Possible Questions to ask: “Are the Peter’s parts and John’s parts equal? What does the word “fraction” mean?”

 

 

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