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How Many Items: Finding Simple Fractions of a Number

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

'How Many Items: Finding Simple Fractions of a Number' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Number: Fractions

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Fractions

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

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?

 

Answer

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?

 

Answer

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?

 

Answer

To find one quarter, we divide by 4.

16 ÷ 4 = 4 strawberries

WatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelon

WatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelon

 

There are 15 watermelons here.

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

 523
one third the number
one fifth the number

 

There are 4 strawberries here.

Choose how many strawberries there will be in...

 421
half the number
a quarter the number

CarrotCarrotCarrot

CarrotCarrotCarrot

 

There are 6 carrots here.

Choose how many carrots there will be in...

 6321
half the number
one sixth the number
one third the number

WatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelon

WatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelon

 

There are 9 watermelons here.

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

 931
one third the number
one ninth the number

 

There are 8 strawberries here.

Choose how many strawberries there will be in...

 421
half the number
one eighth the number
a quarter the number

WatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelon

WatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelon

 

There are 10 watermelons here.

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

 521
half the number
one tenth the number
one fifth the number

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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

CarrotCarrotCarrotCarrotCarrotCarrotCarrot

CarrotCarrotCarrotCarrotCarrotCarrotCarrot

 

There are 20 carrots here.

Choose how many carrots there will be in...

 10425
half the number
one fifth the number
one tenth the number

 

There are 16 strawberries here.

Choose how many strawberries there will be in...

 4218
half the number
one eighth the number
a quarter the number

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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

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WatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelon

 

There are 15 watermelons here.

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 523
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...

CORRECT ANSWER
 421
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

CarrotCarrotCarrot

CarrotCarrotCarrot

 

There are 6 carrots here.

Choose how many carrots there will be in...

CORRECT ANSWER
 6321
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

WatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelon

WatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelon

 

There are 9 watermelons here.

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 931
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...

CORRECT ANSWER
 421
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

WatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelon

WatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelonWatermelon

 

There are 10 watermelons here.

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

CORRECT ANSWER
 521
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

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beetbeetbeetbeetbeetbeet beet beet beet

 

There are 18 onions here.

Choose how many onions there will be in...

CORRECT ANSWER
 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

CarrotCarrotCarrotCarrotCarrotCarrotCarrot

CarrotCarrotCarrotCarrotCarrotCarrotCarrot

 

There are 20 carrots here.

Choose how many carrots there will be in...

CORRECT ANSWER
 10425
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...

CORRECT ANSWER
 4218
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

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There are 12 onions here.

Choose how many onions there will be in...

CORRECT ANSWER
 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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