Practice solving word problems by adding and subtracting fractions. The fractions used in these problems have like (common) denominators.


Sven is reading a book while on vacation. So far, he has read start fraction, 1, divided by, 6, end fraction of the book. He wants to finish start fraction, 3, divided by, 6, end fraction of the book by the end of vacation.
What fraction of the book does Sven want to read between now and the end of vacation?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a proper fraction, like 1, slash, 2 or 6, slash, 10
  • an improper fraction, like 10, slash, 7 or 14, slash, 8
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4