Does North America have more water resources than Europe?

Grade level:  4th – 5th grades

Skills: Converting percents to fractions and decimals

Related environmental issues: Water

The circle graph below shows how our water resources are distributed throughout the world.

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  1. Convert percentages to decimals and fractions. Write fractions in simplest form.

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  2. List all regions whose share is larger than one-fifth of the total.
  3. When water resources in South America, Europe and Africa are combined, which of the following is equivalent to the portion?

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     Sources: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Answer keys

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  2. South America and Asia
  3. C