  # Dividing Fractions (2)

In this worksheet, students divide proper fractions by whole numbers, writing the answer in its simplest form. Key stage:  KS 2

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.

Example

Work out the following, reducing the answer to its simplest form if possible.

 2 ÷ 4 9

This is the same as

 2 × 1 9 4

2 × 1 = 2

9 × 4 = 36

This gives:

 2 36

But this must be reduced by dividing top and bottom by 2.

 1 18

which we write as   1/18.

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