pairs of shoes hanging on a washing line
James spent two-thirds of a quarter of his wages on some new shoes.

Fractions 3 (Easy)

Welcome to the third quiz in our Easy series of Eleven Plus maths quizzes on fractions. If you have played the first two, then you’ll know all about denominators and numerators, but how are you when it comes to multiplying or dividing fractions? Now’s your chance to find out!

Here’s a quick recap which will help prepare you for some of the questions:

To convert an improper fraction to a mixed fraction, follow these steps:

  1. Divide the numerator by the denominator.
  2. Note the whole number remainder.
  3. Write the number from step 1 as the whole number in front of the fractional part AND write the fractional part with the remainder in the numerator and keep the original denominator.

Can you remember how to do the opposite and convert a mixed fraction into an improper one? If not, don’t worry. The helpful comments after the questions will make things clear. Good luck!

1.
What is one twelfth of 132?
11
13
9
7
112 × 132 = 132 ÷ 12 = 11
2.
Susan got one-seventh of the questions in her maths test wrong. If there were 98 questions in the test, how many did Susan get right?
14
69
76
84
The word 'of' means multiply; therefore one-seventh OF something means multiply by 17 BUT multiplying by a seventh is the same as dividing by seven: 98 ÷ 7 = 14.
If Susan got 14 questions wrong then she got 98 - 14 = 84 questions right
3.
What is the improper fraction 268 as a mixed fraction?
338
312
314
316
To convert an improper fraction to a mixed fraction, follow these steps:
1. Divide the numerator by the denominator.
2. Note the whole number remainder.
3. Write the number from step 1 as the whole number in front of the fractional part AND write the fractional part with the remainder in the numerator and keep the original denominator.
STEP 1: 26 ÷ 8 = 3. STEP 2: Remainder 2. STEP 3: 328 which can be simplified to 314
4.
What is 735 as an improper fraction?
3810
385
365
345
To convert a mixed fraction to an improper fraction, follow these steps:
1. Multiply the whole number part by the denominator.
2. Add this result to the numerator.
3. Write the fraction with step 2 in the numerator and keep the original denominator.
STEP 1: 5 × 7 = 35. STEP 2: 35 + 3 = 38. STEP 3: 385
5.
What is 4927 as an improper fraction?
139
136
133
132
To convert a mixed fraction to an improper fraction, follow these steps:
1. Multiply the whole number part by the denominator.
2. Add this result to the numerator.
3. Write the fraction with step 2 in the numerator and keep the original denominator.
STEP 1: 4 × 27 = 108. STEP 2: 108 + 9 = 117. STEP 3: 11727. This can be simplified to 133 by dividing the numerator and denominator by 9
6.
If you are asked to find 45 of something, what is the best method of doing it?
Multiply by 4 then divide by 5
Divide by 4 then multiply by 5
Multiply by 5 then divide by 4
Divide by 5 then multiply by 4
To find one-fifth of something, you divide it by five. To find four-fifths, multiply one-fifth by four
7.
If, in an election, 14 of people voted for the Red Party, 610 voted for the Yellow Party and the rest voted for the Blue Party, what fraction of voters voted for the Blue Party?
310
320
14
1720
First, convert all fractions to the same denominator: 14 + 610 = 520 + 1220 = 1720.
2020 - 1720 = 320
8.
What is 15 of 34?
334
120
39
320
Of, in this case, means multiply. You multiply the numbers in the denominator together, and you multiply the numbers in the numerator together to form a single fraction: 1 x 3 = 3 and 5 x 4 = 20 so 15 x 34 = 320
9.
What is 3616 as a mixed fraction?
214
213
212
2
36 ÷ 16 = 2.25
10.
James spent two-thirds of a quarter of his wages on some new shoes. If his wages were £312, how much did James’ new shoes cost?
£208
£26
£78
£52
14 × £312 = (312 ÷ 4) = £78. That’s a quarter of James’ wages.
78 ÷ 3 = £26. That’s a third of a quarter of James’ wages.
26 x 2 = £52. That’s two-thirds of a quarter of James’ wages
Author:  Frank Evans

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