Fraction of a quantity

Fraction of a quantity

Question 1

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

6 pineapples


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.

3 groups of 2 pineapples. Outline around 1 group.

Each equal part has 2 pineapples.

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