# Word problems with fractions

I am going on a trip to Oregon. The entire trip for a week will cost about \$2400, which includes money for gas, camp sights, food and the cost for the places we visit, plus some extra in case of emergency.  The amount is 1/12 for the camp sights, 1/12 for the places that we visit, 1/3 for gas, 1/24 for extra souvenirs and things, 5/24 for food.

a) How much money do we have over after the trip?

b) How much money do I spend on each part of the trip?

c) If I have to use an extra \$400 because of vehicle problems, how much money will I have left?

An  expression for this problem would be – 2400 x (1/12 + 1/12 + 1/3 + 1/24 + 5/24)

a) A common denominator is 24.

1/12 x 2/2 = 2/24            1/3 x 8/8 = 8/24

2/24 + 2/24 + 5/24 + 8/24 + 1/24  (2 +2 +5 +8 + 1) = 18/24

18/24 x 100/100 = 1800/2400

\$1800 (18/24) Is the money spent in total.          \$2400 – \$1800 = \$600.

\$600 was the amount of extra money.

b) 2/24 x 100/100 = 200/2400        \$200

2/24 x 100/100 = 200/2400            \$200

5/24 x 100/100 = 500/2400             \$500

8/24 x 100/100 = 800/2400             \$800

1/24 x 100/100 = 100/2400              \$100

\$200 for the campsights, \$200 for the places we visit, \$800 for gas, \$100 for souvenirs, \$500 for food, and \$600 for extra.

c)  \$600 – \$400 = \$200

I will have \$200 left if i were to have car troubles and pay \$400