Write 2 Numbers as Fractions

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Writing Two Numbers as a Fraction

To write one number as a fraction of another write the first number above the other in a fraction and cancel down.

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  • To write £60 as a fraction of £240 we cancel down 60240=14\frac{60}{240} = \frac{1}{4}.
    • £60 is 14\frac{1}{4} of £240.
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Different units

  • The numbers must have the same units for this method to work, so convert one of the numbers if necessary.
    • 25p as a fraction of £2 = 25p£2=25p200p=18\frac{25p}{£2} = \frac{25p}{200p} = \frac{1}{8}.
    • 25p is 18\frac{1}{8} of £2.

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1.1Place Value

1.2Factors & Multiples


1.4Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

1.5Growth & Decay

1.6Measurements & Units



3Ratio, Proportion & Rates of Change

4Geometry & Measures



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