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Story problems White Socks, Black Socks Name ______________________________________________ Date _________________ I didn’t know you could buy a pair of socks that had one white sock and one black sock. Hey, nice socks. Are they a pair? Of course. You know, it’s funny. I’ve got ANOTHER pair just like this one at home. You don’t say! Figure it out! 1. Rowena Pig is wearing 1 white sock and 1 black sock. What fraction of the socks she’s wearing is white? What fraction is black? ________________________________ 2. Rowena puts 7 socks in the washing machine. Four of them are black and 3 are white. What fraction of the socks is black? What fraction is white? ____________________________________________________________________ 3. Rowena hangs 8 socks out to dry. Two of the socks are black and 6 are white. What fraction is black? Write your answer in simplest form. ____________________________________________________________________ 4. Judy Frog brings 6 socks on a trip. One third of the socks are red. The rest are green. How many socks are red? How many are green? ____________________________________________________________________ 5. Six out of 10 socks are blue. The rest are red. What fraction of the socks is red? Write your answer in simplest form. ____________________________________________________________________ SUPER CHALLENGE: Judy has 12 socks. One third of them are white. One fourth of them are red. The rest are yellow. How many socks are yellow? How many socks are white and red? 18 Scholastic Success With: Math, Grade 4 © Scholastic Teaching Resources Answer Key 60 Page 18 1. _12 white, _12 black 2. _74 black, _73 white 3. _41 black 4. 2 red socks, 4 green socks 5. _52 red Super Challenge: 5 yellow socks, 7 red and white socks Scholastic Success With: Math, Grade 4 © Scholastic Teaching Resources