Skip main navigation

Questions involving fractions

questions involving fractions
Microscope slide
© University of East Anglia

Understanding fractions is a core skill at the base of many mathematical problems, including rearranging equations. Putting fractions in order of size involves a degree of estimating, and then using some basic numerical skills to solve the problem.

As with many numerical questions, it is a case of developing a method which suits you and enables you to solve similar problems in a way that involves you understanding what you are doing, and what is happening to the numbers.

© University of East Anglia
This article is from the free online

Preparing for University

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education