If you get out of in a test, you can write your score as .

expressed as a fraction of is .

Similarly, if there are socks in a drawer and of them are blue, of the socks are blue.

expressed as a fraction of is . We can put this into its **simplest form** by dividing the top and bottom numbers by , so we get .

- Question
a) What fraction of the large shape is the small one?

b) What fraction of the small shape is the large one?

a) The small shape is of the large shape.

b) The large shape is or of the small shape.

If you are expressing a number as a fraction of a second number, the first number goes on the top and the second number on the bottom.

- Question
What fraction of metre is ? Give your answer in its simplest form.

as a fraction of is: