How to Find a Fraction of a Number
Finding a Fraction of a Number
A fraction of a number lets us find part of a number.
Imagine 3/5 (three-fifths) of a class of 25 students love mathematics.
15 students (3/5 of 25) love mathematics.
How to Find the Fraction of a Number
To find the fraction of a number you have to multiply the fraction by the number:
Hint: 'of' means '×' when finding a fraction of a number.
A Real Example of How to Find the Fraction of a Number
What is 3⁄5 of 25?
Write a fraction of a number as a fraction × a number, like the formula above.
In our example, the fraction is 3⁄5 and the number is 25.
Multiply the answer (0.6) by the number (25).
0.6 × 25 = 15
We have found 3⁄5 of 25.
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