Posted by **m** on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 2:20pm.

Ms Sue thank you for the help with my other word problem can you check this one for me?

Write a word problem and find the solution to the equation. 1/2-2/3

THe answer is -1/6 and the word problem I created is:

Janet put 6 suckers on a table. 3 suckers were watermelon and 3 were grape. 1 student took a grape sucker. Of the total suckers, how many were taken?

Ms. Sue would this come out to being -1/6?

- math-ms sue please -
**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 4:24pm
I think 1/6 was taken.

How about this one?

Katy and Alicia are working on sewing projects. Katy has 1/2 yard, but she needs 2/3 of a yard. So Alicia loans Katy the 2/3 yard, and Katy gives her the 1/2 yard. Katy now owes Alicia 1/6 yard; thus it's -1/6.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- math - for the following equations, write a word problem draw a picture, and ...
- math - Please help me solve this word problem. If Leah is 6 years older than her...
- math - Create an addition word problem and a subtraction word problem using ...
- Math - Create an addition word problem and a subtraction word problem using ...
- Word problem math - Word problem. You cut a 2 m long board into 2 pieces . One ...
- Math - For the following equations, write a word problem draw a picture, and ...
- English - 1. Put two scrambled word pieces together and make one complete word. ...
- math - Suppose your teacher tells you to write a word problem using the number 3...
- pre-alg - I need help to create an addition word problem and a subtraction word ...
- Algebra/Quadratic equations - I have to make a word problem/story out of this ...