In the last Eleven Plus maths quiz we learnt about improper fractions (in which the numerator (top number) is greater than or equal to the denominator (bottom number)) and mixed fractions (in which there is a whole number and a fractional part). In this second easy quiz on fractions, we give you more opportunity to familiarise yourself with these terms.
There will be times in maths when you are asked to convert an improper fraction to a mixed one, and vice versa. Thankfully, there are some simple rules which make this easier: to convert a mixed fraction to an improper fraction, first multiply the whole number part by the denominator, then add your answer to the numerator. E.g. 3 1⁄3 = ((3 x 3) + 1) ÷ 3 = 10⁄3.
To do the reverse, simply divide the numerator by the denominator. Write the answer before the fraction and put any remainders in the numerator place. E.g. 10⁄3 = 10 ÷ 3 = 3 remainder 1 = 3 1⁄3.