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02/03/2018: Fractions

This week, some of us have been finding fractions of different numbers. In order to find the fraction of a given number, we divided numbers by the denominator.

For example, to find 1/3 of 18 we divided 18 by 3.

18 ÷ 3 = 6

1/3 of 18 = 6


Furthermore, we focused on a range of different reasoning questions which required us to use our understanding of fractions. The questions varied from finding missing fractions, the odd fraction out and explaining why a statement is correct or not.



Why not have a go at the following questions?


A) Odd one out


Which is the odd one out in each of these trios?

1/2         3/6        5/8

3/9         2/6         4/9




B) Ted says: I have one pizza cut into 6 equal pieces. I have eaten 6/6 of the pizza.


Does Ted have any pizza left?

Explain your answer.