Welcome to our Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers page.

On this page, we have a range of free printable sheets to help your child learn to divide fractions by integers, or whole numbers.

Take a look at our worked examples or have a go at our practice sheets!

We also have a calculator which will not only give you the answer, but also show you all the working out along the way!

If you need support to divide fractions by other fractions, use the link below.

- Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers Intro
- Dividing Fractions Calculator
- Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers Support
- Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers Worksheets
- Dividing Mixed Fractions
- Dividing Fractions (by Fractions) Worksheets
- More related Math resources
- Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers Online Quiz

On this page, you will learn how to divide a fraction by a whole number, and also some practice worksheets designed to help your child master this skill.

The sheets are carefully graded so that the easiest sheets come first, and the most difficult sheet is the last one.

Before your child tackles dividing fractions, they should be confident with multiplying fractions, and also converting mixed fractions to improper fractions and reducing fractions to simplest form.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- divide a fraction by a whole number;
- apply their understanding of simplest form;
- convert an improper fraction to a mixed number.

If you want to divide fractions you can use our Free Divide Fractions calculator.

The calculator will help you dividing fractions by whole numbers, or fractions by other fractions or mixed numbers.

The best thing about the calculator is that it also shows you all the working out along the way.

Frazer says "To divide a fraction by an integer, or whole numbers, follow these 4 easy steps."

Step 1

Change the whole number to a fraction by putting it over a denominator of 1.

If any of the fractions are mixed fractions (or mixed numbers), then first convert them into improper fractions.

Step 2

Swap the numerator and denominator of the dividend fraction (the fraction after the ÷ sign) and change the operator to a 'x' instead of a '÷ '

Step 3

Multiply the numerators of the fractions together, and the denominators of the fractions together. This will give you the answer.

Step 4 (Optional)

You may want to convert the fraction into its simplest form or convert it back to a mixed fraction (if it is an improper fraction).

For those of you who like to see the algebra:

Formula for dividing a fraction by a whole number

\[{a \over b} \; \div \; c \; = \; {a \over b} \; \times \; {1 \over c} \; = \;{a \over bc} \]

Step 1)

Put the integer over a denominator of 1.

So this gives us: \[{3 \over 4} \; ÷ \; 6 \; = \; {3 \over 4} \; ÷ \; {6 \over 1} \]

Step 2)

Invert the dividend fraction and change the operation to multiplication.

So we now have \[{3 \over 4} \; ÷ \; {6 \over 1} \; = \; {3 \over 4} \times {1 \over 6}\]

Now multiply the fractions:

\[{3 \over 4} \times {1 \over 6} \; = \; {3 \times 1 \over 4 \times 6} \; = \; {3 \over 24} \]

Step 3)

Simplify the answer by dividing the numerator and denominator by 3.

\[ {3 \over 24} \; = \; {3 ÷ 3 \over 24 ÷ 3} \; = \; {1 \over 8}\]

Final answer: \[{3 \over 4} \; ÷ \; 6 \; = \; {1 \over 8} \]

Step 1)

Put the integer over a denominator of 1.

So this gives us: \[{5 \over 9} \; ÷ \; 4 \; = \; {5 \over 9} \; ÷ \; {4 \over 1} \]

Step 2)

Invert the dividend fraction and change the operation to multiplication.

So we now have \[{5 \over 9} \; ÷ \; {4 \over 1} \; = \; {5 \over 9} \times {1 \over 4}\]

Now multiply the fractions:

\[{5 \over 9} \times {1 \over 4} \; = \; {5 \times 1 \over 9 \times 4} \; = \; {5 \over 36} \]

Step 3)

This fraction is already in simplest form.

Final answer: \[{5 \over 9} \; ÷ \; 4 \; = \; {5 \over 36} \]

Step 1)

Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction and put the integer over a denominator of 1.

As an improper fraction: \[ 2 {2 \over 3} \; = \; {8 \over 3} \]

So this gives us: \[2 {2 \over 3} \; ÷ \; 7 \; = \; {8 \over 3} ÷ {7 \over 1} \]

Step 2)

Invert the dividend fraction and change the operation to multiplication.

So we now have \[{8 \over 3} \; ÷ \; {7 \over 1} \; = \; {8 \over 3} \times {1 \over 7}\]

Now multiply the fractions:

\[{8 \over 3} \times {1 \over 7} \; = \; {8 \times 1 \over 3 \times 7} \; = \; {8 \over 21} \]

Step 3)

This fraction is already in simplest form.

Final answer: \[2 {2 \over 3} \; ÷ \; 7 \; = \; {8 \over 21} \]

These sheets involve both dividing whole numbers by fractions and also dividing fractions by whole numbers.

The first two sheets involve dividing by proper and improper fractions.

Sheet 3 involves dividing by mixed numbers.

Use these sheets to practice your division of whole by fractions and also division of fractions by whole numbers.

Take a look at some more of our worksheets similar to these.

The links below will take you to our support pages for multiplying and dividing fractions.

All the support pages contain detailed explanations and some worked examples.

The links below will take you to our worksheets for multiplying and dividing fractions.

The worksheets are all carefully graded and have different levels of support for students.

Here you will find a selection of Fraction worksheets designed to help your child understand how to convert an improper fraction to a mixed number.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- convert an improper fraction to a mixed number;
- convert a mixed number to an improper fraction.

Here you will find a selection of Fraction worksheets designed to help your child understand how to convert a fraction to its simplest form.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- develop an understanding of equivalent fractions;
- know when a fraction is in its simplest form;
- convert a fraction to its simplest form.

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