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.


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


  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?


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


Answer keys

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  2. South America and Asia
  3. C