Fraction problems
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Problem

Division

Multiplication

Word Answer

There are 20 sweets in a packet. How many are there in 1/4 a packet?

20 ÷ 4 = 5

4 x 5= 20

5 sweets in ¼ of a packet.

A fish is 15cm long. The tail is ⅕ of the fish. How long is the tail?

15 ÷ 5 = 3

3 x 5 = 15

3cm

There are 18 slices of ham in a packet. Mum uses 1/6 to make the lunch, how much is left?

18 ÷ 6 = 3

3 x 6 = 18

3

Mrs Carter gets 30 new books. She lends 1/3 of them to Miss Young. How many books does she lend to Miss Young?

30 ÷ 3 = 10

10 x 3 = 30

10

There were 35 people waiting for their turn on the Ferris Wheel. ⅕ got sick of waiting and left. How many are still waiting?

35 ÷ 5 = 7

5 x 7 = 35

7

There are 24 students in the class. Only ¾ have brought their permission slips back. How many have brought their permission slips back?

24 ÷ 4 = 6

4 x 6 = 24

6 x 3 = 18

There are 45 biscuits in the packet. ⅖ of them are broken. How many are broken?

45 ÷ 5 = 9

9 x 5 = 45

9 x 2 = 18
