How to Find Fraction of an Amount
28th October, 2021
What is a fraction?A fraction is part of a whole. It could be 1/4 of a cake, or 3/5 of £15.00.
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How to find a unit fraction of an amount
How to find 1/4 of a cake? Divide it into quarters, i.e. divide it into 4 equal slices and take 1 slice (yum!).
How to find 1/4 of 36? Divide it by 4
Divide by the denominator (the number on the bottom).
How to find fraction of an amount
How to find 3/4 of a cake? Divide it into quarters – and take 3 of those slices!
How to find 3/4 of 36? Divide it by 4 – and take 3 lots of that.
Divide by the denominator (the number on the bottom) and then multiply by the numerator (the number on the top).
(Some say to multiply by the numerator first, and the divide by the denominator, but that makes the numbers bigger first, and can be harder to compute without a calculator. Stick to the above method!)
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