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In your lessons at school you will no doubt be learning all about fractions. They can sometimes cause confusion (e.g. what's the difference between a denominator and a numerator?) and if you haven't quite understood them so far, play our four quizzes until you are sure you understand what they mean.

You may think fractions are old-fashioned and no longer used, but you will come across them in everyday life often enough. To test this, while you are out and about this week, see how many fractions you can spot - and more importantly, see if you can work out what they mean!

In this quiz you will get a chance to revise what you have already learned. Take your time and try and have fun!

1.

What is ^{2}⁄_{5} + ^{4}⁄_{10} + ^{12}⁄_{15}?

2.

What is 4^{3}⁄_{5} as an improper fraction?

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 × 5 = 20. STEP 2: 20 + 3 = 23. STEP 3: ^{23}⁄_{5}

3.

What would you rather have: a half of a half of a half of something nice or a half of a quarter of something nice?

A half of a quarter

They are both the same, so it doesn't matter which one you pick

A half of a half of a half

A half of a half

4.

What is ^{12}⁄_{3} as a mixed fraction?

1^{2}⁄_{3}

12^{1}⁄_{3}

4

12

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: 12 ÷ 3 = 4. STEP 2: Remainder 0. STEP 3: 4. Be on the LOOKOUT for this sort of thing!

5.

What is ^{9}⁄_{8} - ^{3}⁄_{4} + ^{5}⁄_{8}

1

1^{1}⁄_{8}

6.

What is two-thirds of £81?

£18

£54

£64

£27

7.

What is 8^{2}⁄_{3} as an improper fraction?

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: 8 × 3 = 24. STEP 2: 24 + 2 = 26. STEP 3: ^{26}⁄_{3}

8.

How many sevenths are there in 6?

35

49

21

42

There are seven sevenths in 1, so there are 7 × 6 = 42 sevenths in 6. In general, the number in the denominator tells you how many fractions of that type are needed to make 1. For example, you need three thirds, ^{1}⁄_{3}, to make 1, but you need ten tenths, ^{1}⁄_{10}, to make 1 and so on. REMEMBER this stuff, and you won't get confused with fractions

9.

What is ^{2}⁄_{3} of 21?

7

14

18

12

10.

What is ^{12}⁄_{5} as a mixed fraction?

2^{2}⁄_{12}

12^{2}⁄_{5}

2^{2}⁄_{5}

5^{2}⁄_{5}

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: 12 ÷ 5 = 2. STEP 2: Remainder 2. STEP 3: 2^{2}⁄_{5}

^{2}⁄_{5}+^{4}⁄_{10}+^{12}⁄_{15}=^{2}⁄_{5}+^{2}⁄_{5}+^{4}⁄_{5}=^{8}⁄_{5}. Reduce the fractions to their simplest forms, then add them. If the denominators are the same, you can add/subtract the fractions by simply adding/subtracting their numerators - it really is as easy as that!