ISEE Middle Level Math : How to find the part from the whole

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ISEE Middle Level Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #41 : Whole And Part

What is  of  ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find a fraction of a whole number, we will multiply the fraction by the whole number.  So,

 of 

we can write it as

To multiply, we will write  in fraction form.  We get

Now, we multiply straight across.

Example Question #971 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Mathematics Achievement

What is  of  ? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find a fraction of a whole number, we will multiply the fraction by the whole number. 

So,

  of 

can be written as

 

Now, to multiply, we will write 91 in fraction form.  We get

 

Now, we can multiply straight across.  We get

 

Therefore,  of  is .

Example Question #81 : Numbers And Operations

What is  of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find a fraction of a whole number, we will multiply the fraction by the whole number.  So,

 of 

can be written as

 

To multiply we will write 24 as a fraction.  We get

 

To make multiplication easier, we will simplify before we multiply.  We can simplify the 3 and the 24.  We get

 

Now, we can multiply straight across.

 

Therefore,  of  is .

 

Example Question #82 : Numbers And Operations

What is  of  ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find a fraction of a whole number, we will multiply the fraction by the whole number.  

So, 

 of 

can be written as

 

Now, to multiply, we need to write  as a fraction.  We know that any whole number can be written as the number over 1.  So, we get

 

Now, we can simplify before we multiply to make things easier.  The 4 and 36 can simplify.  Each number can be divided by 4.  We get

 

Now, we can multiply straight across.  We get

 

Therefore,   of  is .

Example Question #44 : Whole And Part

What is  of  ? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find a fraction of a whole number, we will multiply the fraction by the whole number. 

So, the problem

 of 

can be re-written as

 

To multiply, we will write 36 as a fraction.  We know that a whole number can be written as the number over 1.  So, 

 

Now, we will multiply straight across.  We get

 

Therefore,  of  is .

Example Question #45 : Whole And Part

What is  of  ? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find a fraction of a whole number, we will multiply the fraction by the whole number. 

So,

 of 

can be written as

Now, we will write 21 as a fraction.  We know that whole numbers can be written as a fraction over 1.  So,

Now, we can multiply.  We get

 

Therefore,  of  is .

Example Question #43 : Whole And Part

What is a third of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find a fraction of a whole number, we simply multiply the fraction by the whole number. 

So, given the problem

third of 

we will first write third as a fraction.  We know that third is the same as . So, we can write

 of 

Now, we can multiply.

To multiply, we will write 33 as a fraction.  We know that we can write a whole number as a fraction over 1.  So, we get

Now, we multiply straight across.  We get

 

Therefore, a third of  is .

Example Question #972 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Mathematics Achievement

Find three-quarters of 24.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find a fraction of a whole number, we will multiply the fraction by the whole number. So, in the problem

three-quarters of 24

we will first write three-quarters as a fraction.  We know that three-quarters can be written as .  So, we can re-write the problem as

 of 

Now, we will multiply them together.  We get

To multiply, we will write 24 as a fraction.  To write a whole number as a fraction, we can write it over 1.  So, we get

Now, before we multiply, we can simplify to make things easier.  The 4 in the denominator of the first fraction and the 24 in the numerator of the second fraction can both be divided by 4.  So, we get

Now, we can multiply.  We will multiply straight across.  We get

 

Therefore, three-quarters of 24 is 18.

Example Question #41 : Whole And Part

What is  of  ? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find a fraction of a whole number, we will multiply the fraction by the whole number.  So, in the problem

 of 

we can re-write it as

Now, we will write 36 as a fraction.  We know that whole numbers can be written as fractions over 1.  So, we get

Now, before we multiply, we will simplify to make things easier.  The 3 and the 36 can both be divided by 3.  So, we get

Now, we can multiply straight across.  We get

 

Therefore,  of  is .

Example Question #42 : Whole And Part

What is two-thirds of 24 ? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find a fraction of a whole number, we will multiply the fraction by the whole number. So, in the problem

 

two-thirds of 24

 

we will first write two-thirds as a fraction.  We know two-thirds can be written as .  So, we can write

 

 of 

 

Now, we can multiply them.  We get

Before we can multiply, we need to write 24 as a fraction.  We know whole numbers can be written as fractions over 1.  So, we get

Now, we can simplify before we multiply to make things easier.  The 3 and the 24 can both be divided by 3.  So, we get

Now, we can multiply straight across.  We get

 

Therefore, two-thirds of 24 is 16.

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