In KS3 Maths you'll be asked to work on algebra. One aspect of algebra is equations. These can be quite daunting at first  especially when they involve fractions. But don't worry. This quiz should help you get your head around fractional equations.
Do you remember working on fractions? If so, you'll know all about numerators (the numbers above the line in fractions) and denominators (the numbers below the line). So, you won't be surprised to hear that numerators and denominators also appear in fractional equations. It's all quite simple once you learn the rules. Keep practising and fractional equations will soon be second nature to you.
The first few questions in this quiz will act as revision on what fractions are all about  then we get into the more interesting stuff! Flex your brain muscles and see if you can get full marks. But don't rush. Take your time and read each question carefully before submitting your answers.














All the other answers might be true but we did ask for what the DICTIONARY tells us!

One way to remember numerators and denominators is this  NUmerators are Never Under and Denominators are Down


One way to remember numerators and denominators is this  NUmerators are Never Under and Denominators are Down

^{11}⁄_{3} is an example of an improper fraction; ^{3}⁄_{11} is an example of a proper fraction


To cross multiply, you multiply the denominator on the right hand side with the numerator on the left hand side and then vice versa with the other numbers. This gets you to the position of 2 x a = 3 x 9

The correct answer is a = 13.5


The correct answer is a = 20.25

If you got it wrong then look through the workings in questions 6 and 7 above


It might make it easier to think of the above equation as ^{9}⁄_{a} = ^{18}⁄_{1}

We divide 6 by 2 to get the denominator 3, so we divide 5 by 2 to get the numerator (a) which is 2.5
