How to find fractions of an amount
To find a fraction of an amount where the numerator is 1, is to split it into equal parts using division, the amount you divide by is the same value as the denominator of the fraction.
1/2 of 56
re-write as a division question 56 / 2
solve using a chosen method 56 / 2 = 28
answer = 28
1/3 of 48
re-write as a division question 48 / 3
solve using a chosen method 48 / 3 = 16
answer = 16
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