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Multiplying Proper Fractions by Whole Numbers

In this worksheet, students use diagrams to multiply proper fractions by whole numbers. Answers may involve mixed numbers.

'Multiplying Proper Fractions by Whole Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Fractions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Look at this diagram, which shows two-fifths of a rectangle shaded.


Fraction rectangle 2/5


Let's multiply two-fifths by 2.

This will give 2 lots of two-fifths.


2 + 2 = 4
5 5 5


This gives four-fifths shaded as shown.


Fraction rectangle 4/5



2 × 2 = 4
5 5



Now let's multiply two-fifths by 3.

This will be 3 lots of two-fifths.


2 + 2 + 2 = 6
5 5 5 5


This gives six-fifths shaded as shown.


Fraction rectangle   Fraction rectangle



3 × 2 = 6 = 1 1
5 5 5

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