# Math / Fractions

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I am having a hard time figuring out how to solve these fraction word problems.

For example: A patch of dirt needs 3 5/6 cubic yards (yd3) of concrete to cover it. If Nick decides to cover only 3/4 of the dirt . how much sod does he need.

How do I work this problem?
It has been 21 years since I have done fractions and I was ok with adding, subtracting them and multiplying them , until I got to the word problems.

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The question requires more information. Is he covering the dirt with concrete or sod? Or 3/4 concrete and 1/4 sod?
The depth of the cover might not be the same in the two cases. Sod is usually purchased by the square yard.

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