# Fractions of an Amount

## Fractions of Amount - How it Works - Video 1

### Example 1

Example 1:

The amount that we need to focus on is 24. The fraction is the key here. 1/3 tells us a lot of information. The numerator, 1, tells us how many equal sections we need, and the denominator, 3, tells us how many total sections we need. If we draw 24 circles to represent the total amount, and make 3 equal rows. If we do that, then in each row there will be 8 circles, which is the answer. To verify you can just divide the amount, 24, by the denominator, which is 3. So, 24 divided by 3 is 8.

### Example 2

Example 2:

The amount that we need to focus on is 20. The fraction is the key here. 1/4 tells us a lot of information. The numerator, 1, tells us how many equal sections we need, and the denominator, 4, tells us how many total sections we need. If we draw 20 circles to represent the total amount, and make 4 equal rows. If we do that, then in each row there will be 5 circles, which is the answer. To verify you can just divide the amount, 20, by the denominator, which is 4. So, 20 divided by 4 is 5.

### Example 3

Example 3:

The amount that we need to focus on is 30. The fraction is the key here. 1/5 tells us a lot of information. The numerator, 1, tells us how many equal sections we need, and the denominator, 5, tells us how many total sections we need. If we draw 30 circles to represent the total amount, and make 5 equal rows. If we do that, then in each row there will be 6 circles, which is the answer. To verify you can just divide the amount, 30, by the denominator, which is 5. So, 30 divided by 5 is 6.

## Live Worksheet

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