Can the following story problems about a bird feeder be solved by subtracting 3/4-1/2? If so, explain why. If not, explain why not and solve the problems if they can be solved. Write a different story problem about a bird feeder that can be solved by subtracting 3/4-1/2.

Story problem 1 about a bird feeder: A bird feeder was filled with 3/4 of a full bag of bird seed. The birds ate 1/2 of what was in the bird feeder. What fraction of a full bag of bird seed did the birds eat?

Story problem 2 about a bird feeder: A bird feeder was filled was 3/4 of a full bag or bird seed. The birds ate 1/2 of what was in the bird feeder. What fraction of a full bag of bird seed is left in the bird feeder?

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