Hi all,

I was looking for a maths homework help site and came across here, hoping I can find some help here.

My questions are of pretty basic level but a bit tricky involving fractions.

Q1) Colin buys a bag of flour. He uses 1/3 to bake a cake and 1/2 to make a loaf.I subtracted the fractions and got 5/12 which I checked is correct.

What fraction of the bag of flour is left?

Q2) Lee and Mary have a packet of same sweets. Mary eats 1/3 of her packet. Lee eats 3/4 of his packet. Find the diffrence between the fraction Mary eats and the fraction Lee eats ?

Lee gives his remaining sweets to Mary. What fraction of a packet does Mary now have?

Q3) Jon, Billy and Cathy are the only candidates in a election. Jon got 7/20 of the votes. Billy got 2/5 of the votes.

What fraction of the votes did Cathy get?

Which candidate won the election?

Q4) A school has pupils in years 7 to 13.

7/12 of its pupils are in years 7 to 9 and 3/10 of its pupils are in years 10 and 11.

What fraction of the pupils in the school are in years 12 and 13?

Q5) A bag of sweets contains chocolates, toffees and mints.

2/5 are chocolates and there are an equal number of toffees and mints.

What fraction of the sweets are toffees ?

I also have some more word questions that I am stuck with. Can someone please help me solve these ?