When we share a box of apples and give half to Ann and half to Bill, they will each get the same number.

When we share a box of apples and give ¾ to Ann and the rest to Bill, Ann will get more than Bill.

**Example**

A class has 25 children.

3/5 are boys.

How many boys and girls are in the class?

**Answer**

Work out what 1 fifth of the children is.

1/5 of 25 = 25 ÷ 5 = 5 children.

So 3/5 = 3 × 5 = **15 boys.**

25 - 15 = **10 girls.**

Notice that 2/5 of the class will be girls.

2/5 = 2 × 5 = **10 girls.**