Help with Brothers Homework (Fractions)

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by Nailess1988, Nov 16, 2015.

1. Nailess1988New commenter

Hi All,

I was just wondering if someone could help me with this question so I can help my brother with the other 5 he also has to do.
I havent done Maths in a while so have no idea.
Even a link to a website that helps you with this would be good.

1/7 divide by 4 = _/_ of 1/7 = _/_

2. bombaysapphireStar commenter

Multiplying by what fraction gives the same result as dividing by four? That gives the first missing fraction. Then multiply this fraction by 1/7.

Are there no similar examples in your brother's book?

3. maths126New commenter

Sometimes half the battle is understanding the question!
The equivalent of "divide by 4" is "Find 1/4 of it"
The other thing to understand next is that commonly in Maths the word "of" can be replaced by "x". Does that help?

4. maths126New commenter

Oops sorry BS for supplying more answer than you intended!

5. Nailess1988New commenter

So am I right in saying

1/7 divide by 4 = 1/4 of 1/7 = 1/28 ?

yes