In this activity, we will be learning how to divide fractions by whole numbers.

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.

Let's try an example question together.

**Example**

Work out the following.

1/9 ÷ 4 = __

**Answer**

Because dividing by 4 is the same as finding one quarter of a number, this is the same as

1/9 × 1/4

**Step 1: Multiply the numerators**

1 × 1 = 1

**Step 2: Multiply the denominators**

9 × 4 = 36

So, the answer is

**1/36**

1/36 cannot be simplified any further, so this is our final answer.

Now it's time to try some of these questions yourself.

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