**Introduction**

Why learning fractions is important?

Fractions are like that foundation. It's a much-needed part to keep up the walls later on. Without knowledge of fractions, you will not be able to do algebra. Each part of math is building on the previous part.

**Where We use fractions in day to day life**

- Math & Shopping
- Fractions
- Cooking
- Grocery shopping
- Meal prep for the family
- Fitness
- Jewelry
- Pizza for the kids
- Money in general
- Gas tank
- Fast food
- Photography
- Time

**Also read:**

**Math puzzle for kids**

Math puzzles help children not only gain a deeper insight into mathematical concepts but also strengthen their critical thinking skills. Keeping this in mind, we have designed a fun and engaging math puzzle that will help your child understand math in a fun way.

This free printable puzzle will help your child:

-Comprehend the language of fractions;

-Understand when a fraction is more or less than a half.

-Solve problems involving more than one criteria.

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**Few examples on fraction **

Milk is sold at $16 per gallon.

Find the cost of \(6\frac{2}{5}\) gallons of milk.

**Solution**

Cost of one gallon of milk = $16

Therefore, the cost of \(6\frac{2}{5}\) gallons i.e. \(\frac{32}{5}\) gallons will be

\[\begin{align}

&= \frac{{32}}{5} \times 16 \\[0.2cm]

&= 102.4 dollars

\end{align}\]

\(\therefore\) The cost of \(6\frac{2}{5}\) gallons of milk is \$102.4 |

In a class of 48 students, \(\frac{1}{4}\) of them watch cartoons.

How many students do not watch cartoons?

**Solution**

Total number of students = 48

Number of students who watch cartoons = \(\frac{1}{4} \times 48 = 12\)

Thus, the number of students who don't watch cartoons \( = 48 - 12 = 36\)

\(\therefore\) The number of students who do not watch cartoons is 36 |

The snowfall during the first three months in winter was 30.5 inches, 45.25 inches, and 25.25 inches.

What was the total amount of snow in these months?

**Solution**

\[\begin{align}

\text{ Total amount of snow for three months} \\&= 30.5 + 45.25 + 25.25 \\[0.2cm]

&= \frac{{305}}{{10}} + \frac{{452.5}}{{10}} + \frac{{252.5}}{{10}} \\[0.2cm]

& = \frac{{305 + 452.5 + 252.5}}{{10}} \\[0.2cm]

& = \frac{{1010}}{{10}} \\[0.2cm]

& = 101inches \\[0.2cm]

\end{align}\]

\(\therefore\) The total amount of snow in 3 months was 101 inches |

Laura spends \(1\frac{1}{4}\) hours reading a book every day.

She read the entire book in 6 days.

How many hours did she take to read the entire book?

**Solution**

Number of hours Laura reads every day = \(1\frac{1}{4}\) hours = \(\frac{5}{4}\) hrs

She finishes reading the book in 6 days.

Number of hours she took to read the entire book \( = 6 \times \frac{5}{4} = \frac{{30}}{4} = 7\frac{2}{4}\) hours

\(\therefore\) Laura took \(7\frac{2}{4}\) hours to read entire book |

**Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on fractions **

**What is 0.125 as a fraction?**

0.125 as fraction can be written as, \(\frac{{125}}{{1000}} = \frac{5}{{40}} = \frac{1}{8}\)

**What is the unit fraction of 5/8?**

The unit fraction \(\frac58\) is the same as the unit fraction \(\frac18\) represented five times.

**What are the most common fractions?**

The most common fractions are \(\frac14\), \(\frac12\), and \(\frac34\).