In this worksheet, you must remember that:

1/2 = 0.5 = 50%

1/4 = 0.25 = 25%

3/4 = 0.75 = 75%

1/5 = 0.2 = 20%

2/5 = 0.4 = 40%

3/5 = 0.6 = 60%

4/5 = 0.8 = 80%

**Example 1**

Jack has £30 and spends 40% of it.

How much does he have left?

**Answer**

40% = 2/5

First, find 2/5 of £30.

1/5 of £30 = £30 ÷ 5 = £6

So 2/5 of £30 = 2 × £6 = £12.

So Jack spends £12 and has £30 - £12 =** £18 left.**

**Example 2**

Which is bigger, 3/4 of £100 or 80% of £90?

**Answer**

1/4 of £100 = £100 ÷ 4 = £25

3/4 of £100 = 3 × £25 = £75

80% = 4/5

1/5 of £90 = £90 ÷ 5 = £18

4/5 of £90 = 4× £18 = £72

£75 is bigger than £72.

So **3/4 of £100 is bigger **than 80% of £90.