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 delicious apple pie and saved ⅛ to eat later.
I gave the rest of the pie to some friends who dropped in.
What fraction was served to my friends?
1st step: Convert
Convert ¼ to eighths so that both fractions have the same denominator and then will be easier to work with.
4 x 2 = 8 so we need to multiply both the nominator and the denominator by 2 to change ¼ into eighths.
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 apple pie was served to my friends.
Let's move on to the questions now.