In this activity, you will use your knowledge of fractions and multiples to solve a range of problems.
Let's work through one together.
I ate ¼ of a pie and served ⅛ later to my guests.
What fraction was served to my guests?
1st step: Convert
Convert ¼ to eighths so both fractions have the same denominator and then will be easier to work with
¼ both numbers should be multiplied by 2 to convert to eighths as 4 x 2 = 8
So I ate and I saved ⅛ a total of ⅜
2nd step: Subtract
The total pie was originally a whole =
So ⅝ of the pie was served to guests