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**

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