Fraction of a quantity

# Fraction of a quantity

#### Question 1

Draw a diagram showing $$\dfrac{1}{3}$$ of 6 pineapples.

#### Solution

The denominator of the fraction tells us how many equal parts we need to divide the 6 pineapples into. Divide the 6 pineapples into 3 equal parts.

Each equal part has 2 pineapples.

So, $$\dfrac{1}{3}$$ of 6 = 2.