 # Dividing Fractions (1)

In this worksheet, students divide unit fractions by whole numbers. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:   Divide Proper Fractions

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

When we divide by 2, we are halving something.

When we divide by 3, we are finding a third of it.

When we divide by 4, we are finding a quarter of it.

Dividing by 2 is the same as multiplying by 1/2.

Dividing by 3 is the same as multiplying by 1/3.

Dividing by 4 is the same as multiplying by 1/4 etc.

Example

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 4 9

This is the same as

 1 × 1 9 4

1 × 1 = 1

9 × 4 = 36

 1 36

which we write as   1/36.

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 2 3

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 4 3

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 3 2

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 5 2

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 5 3

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 4 5

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 6 5

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 4 6

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 7 6

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 5 9
• Question 1

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 2 3
1/6
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
 1 × 1 3 2

1 × 1 = 1
3 × 2 = 6
• Question 2

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 4 3
1/12
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
 1 × 1 3 4

1 × 1 = 1
3 × 4 = 12
• Question 3

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 3 2
1/6
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
 1 × 1 2 3

1 × 1 = 1
2 × 3 = 6
• Question 4

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 5 2
1/10
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
 1 × 1 2 5

1 × 1 = 1
2 × 5 = 10
• Question 5

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 5 3
1/15
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
 1 × 1 3 5

1 × 1 = 1
3 × 5 = 15
• Question 6

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 4 5
1/20
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
 1 × 1 5 4

1 × 1 = 1
5 × 4 = 20
• Question 7

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 6 5
1/30
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
 1 × 1 5 6

1 × 1 = 1
5 × 6 = 30
• Question 8

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 4 6
1/24
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
 1 × 1 6 4

1 × 1 = 1
6 × 4 = 24
• Question 9

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 7 6
1/42
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
 1 × 1 6 7

1 × 1 = 1
6 × 7 = 42
• Question 10

Work out the following.

 1 ÷ 5 9
1/45
EDDIE SAYS
Change to
 1 × 1 9 5

1 × 1 = 1
9 × 5 = 45
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