Fraction as divisor - Examples, Exercises and Solutions

A fraction is actually a division exercise! A result obtained from a division exercise is called a quotient and if it is incomplete, it will appear in the form of a fraction.

Remember the rules:
The fraction line - symbolizes the division operation.
The numerator - symbolizes the number that is being divided (the divided number - what needs to be divided equally among all).
The denominator – symbolizes the number that divides the numerator.

Practice Fraction as divisor

Exercise #1

My numerator is 4 and my denominator is 8.

Which am I?

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Step-by-Step Solution

Recall that the numerator is the top number, and the denominator is the bottom number.

Now let's represent it accordingly:

48 \frac{4}{8}

Let's divide the numerator and denominator by 4:

4:48:4=12 \frac{4:4}{8:4}=\frac{1}{2}

Answer

12 \frac{1}{2}

Exercise #2

What fraction results from dividing 8 by 16?

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Step-by-Step Solution

Write the exercise translation:

8:16 8:16

Now write it in the form of a simple fraction, remembering that the numerator is above and the denominator is below:

816 \frac{8}{16}

Divide the numerator and denominator by the number that divides both of them, in this case the number is 8:

8:816:8=12 \frac{8:8}{16:8}=\frac{1}{2}

Answer

12 \frac{1}{2}

Exercise #3

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the division exercise is less than 1 or not:

5:6= 5:6=

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Answer

Yes

Exercise #4

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the division exercise is less than 1 or not:

7:11 7:11

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Answer

Yes

Exercise #5

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the following division is less than 1 or not:

11:8 11:8

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Answer

No.

Exercise #1

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the division exercise is less than 1 or not:

2:1 2:1

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Answer

No

Exercise #2

Without calculating, determine whether the quotient in the division exercise is less than 1 or not:

1:2= 1:2=

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Answer

Yes

Exercise #3

My numerator is 8 and my denominator is 11.

Which am I?

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Answer

811 \frac{8}{11}

Exercise #4

My numerator is 3 and my denominator is 8.

Which am I?

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Answer

38 \frac{3}{8}

Exercise #5

My numerator is 2 and my denominator is 9.

Which am I?

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Answer

29 \frac{2}{9}

Exercise #1

My numerator is 5 and my denominator is 8.

Which am I?

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Answer

58 \frac{5}{8}

Exercise #2

What fraction results from dividing 2 by 3?

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Answer

23 \frac{2}{3}

Exercise #3

What fraction results from dividing 9 by 13?

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Answer

913 \frac{9}{13}

Exercise #4

What fraction results from dividing 2 by 5?

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Answer

25 \frac{2}{5}

Exercise #5

What fraction results from dividing 5 by 9?

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Answer

59 \frac{5}{9}

Topics learned in later sections

  1. Numerator
  2. Denominator
  3. Fractions
  4. Part of a quantity
  5. Placing Fractions on the Number Line
  6. Common denominator
  7. How do you simplify fractions?
  8. Simplification and Expansion of Simple Fractions