# WHEN ARE WE EVER GONNA HAVE TO by Yr6TT4a

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USE FRACTIONS? ATTORNEY

*You’ll need a calculator, but write down the equation in your math
journal before solving with the calculator.
You may solve this with a partner.
The Justice Department is suing Coco Puff School
District to obtain special education facilities for
handicapped children. As the attorney on the case,
you must first show the court the total budget for the
coming school year.
State aid to the district will be \$105 per student.
Local funds will be increased by 7/12 of the total
local budget through additional property taxes.
Average daily attendance is projected at 35,185; total
local budget will be \$2,150,000; federal funds
amount to \$35,000,000. Find the amount of state aid,
the extra amount of local funds, and the total budget
for Coco Puff.

State Aid             ____________________________
Local Funding         ____________________________
Total Budget          ____________________________
WHEN ARE WE EVER GONNA HAVE TO
USE FRACTIONS? CARPENTER

A 21/4 inch nail is driven through a board 1 3/8
inches thick supporting a joist. How far into the joist
does the nail extend?

WHEN ARE WE EVER GONNA HAVE TO
USE FRACTIONS? AIRPLANE MECHANIC

A plane is consuming fuel at the rate of 7 ½ gallons
per hour. The pilot has 18 gallons remaining. How
long will the fuel last?
WHEN ARE WE EVER GONNA HAVE TO

An agent has placed newpaper ads of 6 ½ c.i. (c.i. =
column inches), 5 ¾ c.i., 3 ¼ c.i., 4 ¾ c.i., and 5 c.i.
At the rate of \$16 per column inch, find the cost of
the ads and the total cost.
6 ½__________________
5 ¾__________________
3 ¼__________________
4 ¾__________________
5 __________________
Total_________________
WHEN ARE WE EVER GONNA HAVE TO
USE FRACTIONS? MONEY
Alex has 4/5 of a dollar and Becky has \$0.80. Use
centimeter grid paper to show that the two girls have
the same amount. Make sure to write an explanation in words
and complete sentences in your math journal.

WHEN ARE WE EVER GONNA HAVE TO
USE FRACTIONS? SHOPPING
Taylor says that the scale indicated that the apple’s
weight is 0.75. Her friend Evelyn says that the
apple’s weight is ¾ lb. Use grid paper to draw a picture
that will show the two girls that they are saying the same
thing. Be prepared to explain your drawing by writing your
explanation in your math journal in complete sentences.

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