How Many Items: Finding Simple Fractions of a Number

In this worksheet, students find simple fractions of a number of items by dividing.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Fractions

Difficulty level:

QUESTION 1 of 10

Finding simple fractions of a number is easy.

To find one tenth of a number, you simply divide it by 10.

To find one sixth of a number, you simply divide it by 6.

To find one quarter of a number, you simply divide it by 4.

To find one half of a number, you simply divide it by 2.

Examples

There are 16 strawberries here.

Example 1

How many strawberries would there be in half the number?

To find a half, we divide by 2.

16 ÷ 2 = 8 strawberries

Example 2

How many strawberries would there be in one eighth of the number?

To find one eighth, we divide by 8.

16 ÷ 8 = 2 strawberries

Example 3

How many strawberries would there be in a quarter of the number?

To find one quarter, we divide by 4.

16 ÷ 4 = 4 strawberries

There are 15 watermelons here.

Choose how many watermelons there will be in....

 5 2 3 one third the number one fifth the number

There are 4 strawberries here.

Choose how many strawberries there will be in...

 4 2 1 half the number a quarter the number

There are 6 carrots here.

Choose how many carrots there will be in...

 6 3 2 1 half the number one sixth the number one third the number

There are 9 watermelons here.

Choose how many watermelons there will be in....

 9 3 1 one third the number one ninth the number

There are 8 strawberries here.

Choose how many strawberries there will be in...

 4 2 1 half the number one eighth the number a quarter the number

There are 10 watermelons here.

Choose how many watermelons there will be in....

 5 2 1 half the number one tenth the number one fifth the number

There are 18 onions here.

Choose how many onions there will be in...

 9 6 4 3 2 1 half the number one ninth the number one sixth the number one third the number

There are 20 carrots here.

Choose how many carrots there will be in...

 10 4 2 5 half the number one fifth the number one tenth the number

There are 16 strawberries here.

Choose how many strawberries there will be in...

 4 2 1 8 half the number one eighth the number a quarter the number

There are 12 onions here.

Choose how many onions there will be in...

 6 4 3 2 1 half the number one twelfth the number one sixth the number one third the number one quarter the number
• Question 1

There are 15 watermelons here.

Choose how many watermelons there will be in....

 5 2 3 one third the number one fifth the number
EDDIE SAYS
To find one third of the number, work out 15 ÷ 3 = 5
To find one fifth of the number, work out 15 ÷ 5 = 3
• Question 2

There are 4 strawberries here.

Choose how many strawberries there will be in...

 4 2 1 half the number a quarter the number
EDDIE SAYS
To find half the number, work out 4 ÷ 2 = 2
To find a quarter of the number, work out 4 ÷ 4 = 1
• Question 3

There are 6 carrots here.

Choose how many carrots there will be in...

 6 3 2 1 half the number one sixth the number one third the number
EDDIE SAYS
To find half the number, work out 6 ÷ 2 = 3
To find one sixth of the number, work out 6 ÷ 6 = 1
To find one third of the number, work out 6 ÷ 3 = 2
• Question 4

There are 9 watermelons here.

Choose how many watermelons there will be in....

 9 3 1 one third the number one ninth the number
EDDIE SAYS
To find one third of the number, work out 9 ÷ 3 = 3
To find one ninth of the number, work out 9 ÷ 9 = 1
• Question 5

There are 8 strawberries here.

Choose how many strawberries there will be in...

 4 2 1 half the number one eighth the number a quarter the number
EDDIE SAYS
To find half the number, work out 8 ÷ 2 = 4
To find one eighth of the number, work out 8 ÷ 8 = 1
To find a quarter of the number, work out 8 ÷ 4 = 2
• Question 6

There are 10 watermelons here.

Choose how many watermelons there will be in....

 5 2 1 half the number one tenth the number one fifth the number
EDDIE SAYS
To find half the number, work out 10 ÷ 2 = 5
To find one tenth of the number, work out 10 ÷ 10 = 1
To find one fifth of the number, work out 10 ÷ 5 = 2
• Question 7

There are 18 onions here.

Choose how many onions there will be in...

 9 6 4 3 2 1 half the number one ninth the number one sixth the number one third the number
EDDIE SAYS
To find half the number, work out 18 ÷ 2 = 9
To find one ninth of the number, work out 18 ÷ 9 = 2
To find one sixth of the number, work out 18 ÷ 6 = 3
To find one third of the number, work out 18 ÷ 3 = 6
• Question 8

There are 20 carrots here.

Choose how many carrots there will be in...

 10 4 2 5 half the number one fifth the number one tenth the number
EDDIE SAYS
To find half the number, work out 20 ÷ 2 = 10
To find one fifth of the number, work out 20 ÷ 5 = 4
To find one tenth of the number, work out 20 ÷ 10 = 2
• Question 9

There are 16 strawberries here.

Choose how many strawberries there will be in...

 4 2 1 8 half the number one eighth the number a quarter the number
EDDIE SAYS
To find half the number, work out 16 ÷ 2 = 8
To find one eighth of the number, work out 16 ÷ 8 = 2
To find a quarter of the number, work out 16 ÷ 4 = 4
• Question 10

There are 12 onions here.

Choose how many onions there will be in...

 6 4 3 2 1 half the number one twelfth the number one sixth the number one third the number one quarter the number
EDDIE SAYS
To find half the number, work out 12 ÷ 2 = 6
To find one twelfth of the number, work out 12 ÷ 12 = 1
To find one sixth of the number, work out 12 ÷ 6 = 2
To find one third of the number, work out 12 ÷ 3 = 4
To find one quarter of the number, work out 12 ÷ 4 = 3
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