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Dividing a Whole Number by a Fraction

In this worksheet, students practise dividing whole numbers by fractions.

'Dividing a Whole Number by a Fraction' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Four Operations for All Numbers

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet, we will practise dividing a whole number by a fraction.

 

Method (TURN then TIMES)

First invert (turn upside down) the fraction, then multiply.


Examples

Divide 15 by 
5
6
 
This is the same as 15 × 
6
5
 = (15 ÷ 5) × 6 = 18  

Remember that when you are multiplying an integer by a fraction, you need to divide by the denominator and then multiply by the numerator.

Divide 32 by
8
11
 = 32 ×
11
8
 = 4 × 11 = 44  

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