In this activity, you will need to find a simple fraction of a number of objects.

__Example__

How many apples will be there in one **third or 1/3 **of the number of apples below?

__Answer__

To find one **third** **or 1/3 **of a number of objects we share or divide them into **3** equal groups.

There are 4 apples in each group so one third or 1/3 of 12 is **4**

This is the same as working out **12 ÷ 3 = 4**

To find one **half or 1/2** of a number, we divide by **2**.

Can you find 1/2 of these bananas?

Share the bananas into 2 equal groups.

There are 7 bananas in each group, so 14 **÷ **2 = 7

To find one **quarter** **or 1/4 **of a number, we divide by **4**.

Can you find 1/4 of these cakes?

There are 20 cakes. If we share them into 4 equal groups, there will be 5 in each group: 20 **÷ ** 4 = 5

So 1/4 of 20 is 5.

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