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Dividing Fractions (1)

In this worksheet, students divide unit fractions by whole numbers.

'Dividing Fractions (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Fractions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

When we divide by 2, we are halving something.

When we divide by 3, we are finding a third of it.

When we divide by 4, we are finding a quarter of it.

 

Dividing by 2 is the same as multiplying by 1/2.

Dividing by 3 is the same as multiplying by 1/3.

Dividing by 4 is the same as multiplying by 1/4 etc.

 

 

Example

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   4
9

 

Answer

This is the same as

 

1  ×  1
9 4

 

 

1 × 1 = 1

9 × 4 = 36

 

The answer is

 

1
36

 

which we write as   1/36.

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   2
3

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   4
3

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   3
2

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   5
2

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   5
3

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   4
5

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   6
5

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   4
6

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   7
6

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   5
9
  • Question 1

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   2
3
CORRECT ANSWER
1/6
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
1  ×  1
3 2

1 × 1 = 1
3 × 2 = 6
  • Question 2

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   4
3
CORRECT ANSWER
1/12
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
1  ×  1
3 4

1 × 1 = 1
3 × 4 = 12
  • Question 3

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   3
2
CORRECT ANSWER
1/6
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
1  ×  1
2 3

1 × 1 = 1
2 × 3 = 6
  • Question 4

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   5
2
CORRECT ANSWER
1/10
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
1  ×  1
2 5

1 × 1 = 1
2 × 5 = 10
  • Question 5

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   5
3
CORRECT ANSWER
1/15
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
1  ×  1
3 5

1 × 1 = 1
3 × 5 = 15
  • Question 6

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   4
5
CORRECT ANSWER
1/20
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
1  ×  1
5 4

1 × 1 = 1
5 × 4 = 20
  • Question 7

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   6
5
CORRECT ANSWER
1/30
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
1  ×  1
5 6

1 × 1 = 1
5 × 6 = 30
  • Question 8

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   4
6
CORRECT ANSWER
1/24
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
1  ×  1
6 4

1 × 1 = 1
6 × 4 = 24
  • Question 9

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   7
6
CORRECT ANSWER
1/42
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
1  ×  1
6 7

1 × 1 = 1
6 × 7 = 42
  • Question 10

Work out the following.

 

1   ÷   5
9
CORRECT ANSWER
1/45
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
1  ×  1
9 5

1 × 1 = 1
9 × 5 = 45
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