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Fractions Word Problems

1. Map is laid out in such a way that 1/2 inch equals 11 1/4 miles. How many miles are represented by 5.4 in?
2. If eggs cost 81 cents a dozen, how much would 2/3 dozen cost?
3. Williams sends 1/4 of his pay home each month. If his wife saves 1/3 of the amount he sends, what part of his pay is saved.
4. For the first three months of the year, rain fell as follows: 2 1/2, 3 1/4 1 1/8 inches. What was the total rainfall for these four months?
5. George speaks to Erma once every four days. One fourth of the time that the he speaks to her, he says "hello". In 160 days how many times does he say "hello"?

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1. Map is laid out in such a way that 1/2 inch equals 11 1/4 miles. How many miles are represented by 5.4 in?
½ in = 11 ¼ miles = 11.25 miles
Therefore, 1 inch = 2*11.25 = 22.5 miles
Therefore, 5.4 in = 5.4*22.5 miles = ...

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