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Unequal Sharing Using Fractions

In this worksheet, students solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using their knowledge of fractions.

'Unequal Sharing Using Fractions' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Ratio and Proportion

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Fraction/Multiples Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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.

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