or 'two sevenths' means two parts out of seven.
To find of a value, you must first divide by 7 to find what is worth, and then multiply by 2.
To find a fraction of an amount:
Calculate of 84.
There are 30 pupils in a class. of pupils play a musical instrument. How many do not play an instrument?
of 30 = 30 ÷ 5 = 6 pupils play a musical instrument.
This leaves 30 – 6 = 24 pupils who do not play an instrument.
2/5 of the people on a bus are children. If there are 4 children on the bus, how many people are there in total?
of the value = 4
Divide by 2 to find
of the value = 2
Multiply by 5 to find or 1 whole
10 people in total.
I eat of a chocolate bar and am left with 20 squares, how many squares were there to begin with?
has been eaten, which leaves
= 20 squares (now divide by 5)
= 4 squares (now multiply by 8)
1 whole = 32 squares.
Louis’ father increases his pocket money by . He now receives £26 a month. How much was he receiving originally?
= £26 (now divide by 4)
= £6.50 (now multiply by 3)
1 whole = £19.50