  # Dividing Fractions (2)

In this worksheet, students divide proper fractions by whole numbers, writing the answer in its simplest form. This content is premium and exclusive to EdPlace subscribers. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Fractions

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

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, reducing the answer to its simplest form if possible.

 2 ÷ 4 9

This is the same as

 2 × 1 9 4

2 × 1 = 2

9 × 4 = 36

This gives:

 2 36

But this must be reduced by dividing top and bottom by 2.

 1 18

which we write as   1/18.

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