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Fractions: Multiplying with Quarters

In this worksheet, students solve simple fraction problems.

'Fractions: Multiplying with Quarters' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Multiplication/Division Problems with Fractions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, multiply 1/4 by whole numbers and then write the number of quarters in different ways.

 

Example

Work out

 

9  × 
1

4
 =
 

 

Answer

Use these 9 quarter of apples to help.

Quarter slice of appleQuarter slice of appleQuarter slice of appleQuarter slice of apple     Quarter slice of appleQuarter slice of appleQuarter slice of appleQuarter slice of apple    Quarter slice of apple

 

We can make two whole apples and a spare quarter.

Whole apple Whole apple    Quarter slice of apple

 

We can write the answer like this:

9 ×
1

4
=  
9

4
= 2
1

4

 = two and a quarter

When we divide 9 by 4, the answer is 2 1/4. The 1 is the remainder and the 4 is the divisor.

Remember also that two quarters make a half.

Work out

 

1  × 
1

4
 =
 
1

1/4

11/4

Select all the possible answers to

 

9  × 
1

2
 =
 
4 1/4

4 1/2

5 1/2

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12  × 
1

4
 =
 
4

3

2

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2  × 
1

4
 =
 
2

1/2

1/4

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6 ×
1

4
 =
 
1 1/4

1 1/2

1 3/4

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9  × 
1

4
 =
 
2 1/4

2 1/2

2 3/4

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7  × 
1

4
 =
 
1 1/4

1 1/2

1 3/4

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8  × 
1

4
 =
 
1 3/4

2

2 1/4

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5  × 
1

4
 =
 
5/4

1 1/4

1/20

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3  × 
1

4
 =
 
1/2

3

3/4

  • Question 1

Work out

 

1  × 
1

4
 =
 
CORRECT ANSWER
1/4
EDDIE SAYS
This may have looked like a trick question but it wasn't! 1 x 1 = 1, so if we follow that logic 1/4 x 1 must be 1/4
  • Question 2

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9  × 
1

2
 =
 
CORRECT ANSWER
4 1/2
EDDIE SAYS
Ok so to work this one out we have to divide 9 by 2. This gives us 4.5 or 4 1/2 Did you get that?
  • Question 3

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12  × 
1

4
 =
 
CORRECT ANSWER
3
EDDIE SAYS
Remember if we are multiplying we can apply this clever trick. Change the multiplication sign to a division sign and look at the denominator. 12 ÷ 4. This gives us 3. So that must be our answer.
  • Question 4

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2  × 
1

4
 =
 
CORRECT ANSWER
1/2
EDDIE SAYS
We can use our system again here. Change the multiplication sign to a division sign and divide the whole number by the denominator. 2 ÷ 4 = 0.5 or 1/2
  • Question 5

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6 ×
1

4
 =
 
CORRECT ANSWER
1 1/2
EDDIE SAYS
Can you imagine this one in your head? We know that 4 1/4 make 1 whole. And now we have 2 1/4s left over. Together these make a half! It might help to imagine it as a cake... I know it helps me!
  • Question 6

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9  × 
1

4
 =
 
CORRECT ANSWER
2 1/4
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do with this one? Are you imagining that cake? There are 4 quarters in a whole, so we know that we have 2 whole numbers here and then 1/4 remaining.
  • Question 7

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7  × 
1

4
 =
 
CORRECT ANSWER
1 3/4
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this right? We know that 4 quarters make up a whole. We then have 3 quarters left over, so our answer must be 1 3/4.
  • Question 8

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8  × 
1

4
 =
 
CORRECT ANSWER
2
EDDIE SAYS
This is a nice easy sum. If we divide 8 by 4 we end up with 2. Think about it as two whole cakes! Yum!
  • Question 9

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5  × 
1

4
 =
 
CORRECT ANSWER
5/4
1 1/4
EDDIE SAYS
Did you read the question carefully here? There were two correct answers. 5 x 1/4 can = 5 quarters or We could describe is as 1 whole and 1/4.
  • Question 10

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3  × 
1

4
 =
 
CORRECT ANSWER
3/4
EDDIE SAYS
Think about this carefully. 3 x 1/4 is not quite a whole, think back to that cake. A whole cake would be 4/4. How did you do? Is this making sense? Well done for completing another activity!
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