Multiply fractions word problems

Solve and interpret fraction multiplication word problems.

Problem

A cupcake recipe asks for start fraction, 3, divided by, 4, end fraction of a cup of butter. Rob wants to make start fraction, 1, divided by, 3, end fraction of the original recipe.
How many cups of butter will Rob need?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
of a cup