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Dividing Fractions (1)

In this worksheet, students divide unit fractions by whole numbers.

'Dividing Fractions (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:   Divide Proper Fractions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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.




Work out the following.


1   ÷   4



This is the same as


1  ×  1
9 4



1 × 1 = 1

9 × 4 = 36


The answer is




which we write as   1/36.


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