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Dividing Fractions (2)

In this worksheet, students divide proper fractions by whole numbers, writing the answer in its simplest form.

'Dividing Fractions (2)' 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, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

2   ÷   4
9

 

Answer

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.

The answer is:

 

1
18

 

which we write as   1/18.

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

2   ÷   2
3

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

2   ÷   3
3

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

2   ÷   4
3

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

3   ÷   6
4

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

3   ÷   6
5

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

3   ÷   12
4

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

4   ÷   3
6

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

3   ÷   5
7

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

4   ÷   6
7

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

8   ÷   6
9
  • Question 1

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

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

2 × 1 = 2
3 × 2 = 6
2/6 reduces to 1/3 by dividing top and bottom by 2.
  • Question 2

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

2   ÷   3
3
CORRECT ANSWER
2/9
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
2  ×  1
3 3

2 × 1 = 2
3 × 3 = 9
  • Question 3

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

2   ÷   4
3
CORRECT ANSWER
1/6
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
2  ×  1
3 4

2 × 1 = 2
3 × 4 = 12
2/12 reduces to 1/6 by dividing top and bottom by 2.
  • Question 4

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

3   ÷   6
4
CORRECT ANSWER
1/8
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
3  ×  1
4 6

3 × 1 = 3
4 × 6 = 24
3/24 reduces to 1/8 by dividing top and bottom by 3.
  • Question 5

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

3   ÷   6
5
CORRECT ANSWER
1/10
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
3  ×  1
5 6

3 × 1 = 3
5 × 6 = 30
3/30 reduces to 1/10 by dividing top and bottom by 3.
  • Question 6

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

3   ÷   12
4
CORRECT ANSWER
1/16
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
3  ×  1
4 12

3 × 1 = 3
4 × 12 = 48
3/48 reduces to 1/16 by dividing top and bottom by 3.
  • Question 7

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

4   ÷   3
6
CORRECT ANSWER
2/9
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
4  ×  1
6 3

4 × 1 = 4
6 × 3 = 18
4/18 reduces to 2/9 by dividing top and bottom by 2.
  • Question 8

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

3   ÷   5
7
CORRECT ANSWER
3/35
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
3  ×  1
7 5

3 × 1 = 3
7 × 5 = 35
  • Question 9

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

4   ÷   6
7
CORRECT ANSWER
2/21
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
4  ×  1
7 6

4 × 1 = 4
7 × 6 = 42
4/42 reduces to 2/21 by dividing top and bottom by 2.
  • Question 10

Work out the following, reducing your answer to its simplest form if you can.

 

8   ÷   6
9
CORRECT ANSWER
4/27
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
8  ×  1
9 6

8 × 1 = 8
9 × 6 = 54
8/54 reduces to 4/27 by dividing top and bottom by 2.
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