# Finding a Fraction of a Whole Number

How to find a fraction of a whole number?

For finding a fraction of a whole number, we multiply the numerator of the fraction by the given number and then divide the product by the denominator of the fraction.

Solved examples for finding a fraction of a whole number:

(i) Find 1/3 of 21.

To find 1/3 of 21, we multiply the numerator 1 by the given whole number 21 and then divide the product 21 by the denominator 3.

1/3 × 21 = 1 × 21/3 = 21/3 = 7

So, 1/3 of 21 = 7.

(ii) Find 2/5 of 15.

To find 2/5 of 15, we multiply the numerator 2 by the given whole number 15 and then divide the product 30 by the denominator 5.

2/5 × 15 = 2 × 15/5 = 30/5 = 6

So, 2/5 of 15 = 6.

(iii) Find 3/8 of 48.

To find 3/8 of 48, we multiply the numerator 3 by the given whole number 48 and then divide the product 144 by the denominator 8.

3/8 × 48 = 3 × 48/8 = 144/8 = 18

So, 3/8 of 48 = 18.

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