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Find a Simple Fraction of a Number

In this worksheet, students evaluate a fraction of a whole number. Only simple fractions are used.

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will learn how to find a fraction of a whole number.


To find a fraction of a whole number, divide the whole number by the denominator of the given fraction. 


Find 1/5 of 15 sweets.

Divide 15 by 5.

15 ÷ 5 = 3.



It is worth noting that this only works when the numerator (the top number in the fraction) is 1.

If the numerator is a different number, there would be a second step to work out the problem.


Want a bit more help with this before you begin? Why not watch this short video?

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