  # Work Out Simple Fractions of Whole Numbers

In this worksheet, students find simple fractions of whole numbers by dividing and multiplying. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions and Decimals

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Fraction Problems

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, you will find simple fractions of whole numbers.

Example

Find 3/4 of 36

We can write this as

 3 4
× 36 =
 ?

We must first work out 1/4 of 36, which is the same as 36 ÷ 4 = 9

 1 4
× 36 =
 9

Once we know 1/4, we simply multiply this by 3 to find 3/4.

9 x 3 = 27

 3 4
× 36 =
 27

3/4 of 36 = 27

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