NCERT Solutions for Chapter 7 Fractions Class 6 Maths
Fractions Questions and Answers
Chapter Name  Fractions NCERT Solutions 
Class  CBSE Class 6 
Textbook Name  Maths 
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Exercise 7.1
Question 1: Write the fraction representing the shaded portion:
(i) 2/4
(ii) 8/9
(iii) 4/8
(iv) 1/4
(v) 3/7
(vi) 3/12
(vii) 10/10
(viii) 4/9
(ix) 4/8
(x) 1/2
Question 2: Colour the part according to the given fraction:
Solution
Question 3: Identify the error, if any?
Solution
All the figures are not equally divided. For making fractions, it is necessary that figure is to be divided in equal parts.
Question 4: What fraction of a day is 8 hours?
Solution
Since, 1 day = 24 hours.
Therefore, the fraction of 8 hours = 8/24=1/3
Question 5: What fraction of an hour is 40 minutes?
Solution
Since, 1 hour = 60 minutes.
Therefore, the fraction of 40 minutes = 40/60=2/3
Question 6: Arya, Abhimanyu and Vivek shared lunch. Arya has brought two sandwiches, one made of vegetable and one of jam. The other two boys forgot to bring their lunch. Arya agreed to share his sandwiches so that each person will have an equal share of each sandwich.
(a) How can Arya divide his sandwiches so that each person has an equal share?
(b) What part of a sandwich will each boy receive?
Solution
(a) Arya will divide each sandwich into three equal parts and give one part of each sandwich to each one of them.
(b) 1×1/3=1/3
Question 7: Kanchan dyes dresses. She had to dye 30 dresses. She has so far finished 20 dresses. What fraction of dresses has she finished?
Solution
Total number of dresses = 30
Work finished = 20
Fraction of finished work = 20/30=2/3
Question 8: Write the natural numbers from 2 to 12. What fraction of them are prime numbers?
Solution
Natural numbers from 2 to 12:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Prime numbers from 2 to 12:
2, 3, 5, 7, 11
Hence, fraction of prime numbers = 5/11
Question 9: Write the natural numbers from 102 to 113. What fraction of them are prime numbers?
Solution
Natural numbers from 102 to 113:
102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113
Prime numbers from 102 to 113:
103, 107, 109, 113
Hence fraction of prime numbers = 4/12=1/3
Question 10: What fraction of these circles have ‘X’s in them?
Solution
Total number of circles = 8 and number of circles having ‘X’ = 4
Hence, the fraction = 4/8
Question 11: Kristin received a CD player for her birthday. She bought 3 CDs and received 5 others as gifts. What fraction of her total CDs did she buy and what fraction did she receive as gifts?
Solution
Total number of CDs = 3 + 5 = 8
Number of CDs purchased = 3
Fraction of CDs purchased = 3/8
Fraction of CDs received as gifts = 5/8
Exercise 7.2
Question 1: Draw number lines and locate the points on them:
(a) 1/2, 1/4, 3/4, 4/4
(b) 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 7/8
(c) 2/5, 3/5, 8/5, 4/5
Solution
Question 2: Express the following fractions as mixed fractions:
(a) 20/3
(b) 11/5
(c) 17/7
(d) 28/5
(e) 19/6
(f) 35/9
Solution
Solution
Exercise 7.3
Question 1: Write the fractions. Are all these fractions equivalent:
Solution
(a) 1/2, 2/4, 3/6, 4/8
Yes, all of these fractions are equivalent.
(b) 4/12, 3/9, 2/6, 1/3, 6/15
No, these fractions are not equivalent
Question 2: Write the fraction and pair up the equivalent fractions to each row:
Solution
Question 3: Replace ãƒ in each of the following by the correct number:
(a) 2/7=8/ãƒ
(b) 5/8=10/ãƒ
(c) 3/20= ãƒ /20
(d) 45/60=15/ãƒ
(e) 18/24= ãƒ /4
Solution
Question 4: Find the equivalent fraction of 3/5 having:
(a) denominator 20
(b) numerator 9
(c) denominator 30
(d) numerator 27
Solution
(a) 3/5 = 3×4/5×4 = 12/20
(b) 3/5 = 3×3/5×3 = 9/15
(c) 3/5 = 3×6/5×6 = 18/30
(d) 3/5 = 3×9/5×9 = 27/45
Question 5: Find the equivalent fraction of 36/48 with:
(a) numerator 9
(b) denominator 4
(a) 36/48 = 36÷4/48÷4 = 9/12
(b) 36/48 = 36÷12/48÷12 = 3/4
Question 6: Check whether the given fraction are equivalent:
(a) 5/9, 30/54
(b) 3/10, 12/50
(c) 7/13, 5/11
Solution
(a) 5/9, 30/54 = 5×6/9×6, 30/54 = 30/54, 30/54
Therefore, 5/9,30/54 are equivalent.
(b) 3/10,12/50 = 3×5/10×5, 12/50 = 15/50, 12/50
Therefore, 3/10, 12/50 are not equivalent.
(c) 7/13, 5/11 = 7×11/13×11, 5×13/11×13 = 77/143, 65/143
Therefore, 7/13, 5/11 are not equivalent fraction.
Question 7: Reduce the following fractions to simplest form:
(a) 48/60
(b) 150/60
(c) 84/98
(d) 12/52
(e) 7/28
Solution
Question 8: Ramesh had 20 pencils, Sheelu had 50 pencils and Jamaal had 80 pencils. After 4 months, Ramesh used up 10 pencils, Sheelu used up 25 pencils and Jamaal used up 40 pencils. What fraction did each use up? Check is each has used up an equal fraction of her/his pencils?
Solution
Ramesh:
Total pencils = 20
Pencils used = 10
Fraction = 10/20=1/2
Sheelu:
Total pencils = 50
Pencils used = 25
Fraction = 25/50=1/2
Jamaal:
Total pencils = 80
Pencils used = 40
Fraction = 40/80=1/2
Since, all of them used half of their pencils, therefore each one used up equal fraction of pencils.
Question 9: Match the equivalent fractions and write two more for each:
Column I 
Column II 
250/400 
2/3 
180/200 
2/5 
660/990 
1/2 
180/360 
5/8 
220/550 
9/10 
Solution
Question 1: Write shaded portion as fraction. Arrange them in ascending and descending order using correct sign ‘<’, ‘>’, ‘=’ between the fractions:
(c) Show 2/6, 4/6, 8/6 and 6/6 on the number line. Put appropriate signs between the fractions given:
5/6ãƒ2/6, 3/6ãƒ0, 1/6ãƒ6/6, 8/6ãƒ5/6
Solution
(a) 3/8, 6/8, 4/8, 1/8
Ascending order: 1/8 < 3/8 < 4/8 < 6/8
Descending order: 6/8 > 4/8 > 3/8 > 1/8
(b) 8/9, 4/9, 3/9, 6/9
Ascending order: 3/9 < 4/9 < 6/9 < 8/9
Descending order: 8/9 > 6/9 > 4/9 > 3/9
(c) Number line
Question 2: Compare the fractions and put an appropriate sign:
(a) 3/6 5/6
(b) 1/7 1/4
(c) 4/5 5/5
(d) 3/5 3/7
Solution
Solution
Question 4: Look at the figures and write ‘<’ or ‘>’ between the given pairs of fractions:
(a) 1/6ãƒ1/3
(b) 3/4ãƒ2/6
(c) 2/3ãƒ2/4
(d) 6/6ãƒ3/3
(e) 5/6ãƒ5/5
Make five more such problems and solve them with your friends.
Solution
Five more such problems:
(a) 1/2ãƒ3/6
(b) 2/3ãƒ3/5
(c) 3/4ãƒ4/6
(d) 5/6ãƒ2/2
(e) 0/1ãƒ0/6
Solution:
Question 5: How quickly can you do this? Fill appropriate sign (<, =, >):
(a) 1/2ãƒ1/5
(b) 2/4ãƒ3/6
(c) 3/5ãƒ2/3
(d) 3/4ãƒ2/8
(e) 3/5ãƒ6/5
(f) 7/9ãƒ3/9
(g) 1/4ãƒ2/8
(h) 6/10ãƒ4/5
(i) 3/4ãƒ7/8
(j) 6/10ãƒ4/5
(k) 5/7ãƒ15/21
Solution
Question 6: The following fractions represent just three different numbers. Separate them into three groups of equivalent fractions, by changing each one to its simplest form:
(a) 2/12
(b) 3/15
(c) 8/50
(d) 16/100
(e) 10/60
(f) 15/75
(g) 12/60
(h) 16/96
(i) 12/75
(j) 12/72
(k) 3/18
(l) 4/25
Solution
I group: 1/5 [(b), (f), (g)]
II group: 1/6 [(a), (e), (h), (j), (k)]
III group: 4/25 [(c), (d), (i), (l)]
Question 7: Find answers to the following. Write and indicate how you solved them:
(a) Is 5/9 equal to 4/5 ?
(b) Is 9/16 equal to 5/9 ?
(c) Is 4/5 equal to 16/20 ?
(d) Is 1/15 equal to 4/30 ?
Solution
(a) 5/9 and 4/5
→ 5×5/9×5 = 25/45 and 4×9/5×9 = 36/45 [∵ L.C.M. of 9 and 5 is 45]
Since, 25/45 ≠ 36/45
Therefore, 5/9 ≠ 4/5
(b) 9/16 and 5/9
→ 9×9/16×9 = 81/144 and 5×16/9×16 = 80/144 [∵ L.C.M. of 16 and 9 is 144]
Since, 81/144 ≠ 80/144
Therefore, 9/16 ≠ 5/16
(c) 4/5 and 16/20
→ 4×20/5×20 = 80/100 and 16×5/20×5 = 80/100 [∵ L.C.M. of 5 and 20 is 100]
Since, 80/100 = 80/100
Therefore, 4/5 = 16/20
(d) 1/15 and 4/30
→ 1×2/15×2 = 2/30 and 4×1/30×1 = 4/30 [∵ L.C.M. of 15 and 30 is 30]
Since, 2/30 ≠ 4/30
Therefore, 1/15 ≠ 4/30
Question 8: Ila read 25 pages of a book containing 100 pages. Lalita read 2/5 of the same book. Who read less?
Solution
Ila read 25 pages out of 100 pages.
Fraction of reading the pages = 25/100 = 1/4^{th } part of book
Lalita read 2/5^{th} part of book = 40/100 pages
Since 1/4 < 2/5
Therefore, Ila read less.
Question 9: Rafiq exercised for 3/6 of an hour, while Rohit exercised for 3/4 of an hour. Who exercised for a longer time?
Solution
Rafiq exercised 3/6 of an hour.
Rohit exercised 3/4 of an hour.
Since 3/4 > 3/6
Therefore, Rohit exercised for a longer time.
Question 10: In a class A of 25 students, 20 passed in first class; in another class B of 30 students, 24 passed in first class. In which class was a greater fraction of students getting first class?
Solution
In class A, 20 passed out of 25, i.e., 20/25 = 4/5
In class B, 24 passed out of 30, i.e., 24/30 = 4/5
Hence, each class have same fraction of student getting first class.
Exercise 7.5
Question 1: Write the fractions appropriately as additions or subtractions:
Solution
(a) 1/5+2/5 = 1+2/5 = 3/5
(b) 5/53/5 = 53/5 = 2/5
(c) 2/6+3/6 = 2+3/6 = 5/6
Question 2: Solve:
(a) 1/18+1/18
(b) 8/15+3/15
(c) 7/75/7
(d) 1/22+21/22
(e) 12/157/15
(f) 5/8+3/8
(g) 12/3[1=3/3]
(h) 1/4+0/4
(i) 312/5
Solution
Question 3: Shubham painted 2/3 of the wall space in his room. His sister Madhavi helped and painted 1/3 of the wall space. How much did they paint together?
Solution
Fraction of wall painted by Shubham = 2/3
Fraction of wall painted by Madhavi = 1/3
Therefore, they painted complete wall.
Question 4: Fill in the missing fractions:
(a) 7/10ãƒ = 3/10
(b) ãƒ3/21 = 5/21
(c) ãƒ3/6 = 3/6
(d) ãƒ +5/27 = 12/27
Solution
(a) 4/10
(b) 8/21
(c) 6/6
(d) 7/27
Question 5: Javed was given of a basket of oranges. What fraction of oranges was left in the basket?
Solution
Total = 1
Fraction of Orange left = 15/7
= 7/75/7 = 75/7 = 2/7
Thus, 2/7 oranges was left in the basket.
Exercise 7.6
Question 1: Solve:
(a) 2/3+1/7
(b) 3/10+7/15
(c) 4/9+2/7
(d) 5/7+1/3
(e) 2/5+1/6
(f) 4/5+2/3
(g) 3/41/3
(h) 5/61/3
(i) 2/3+3/4+1/2
(j) 1/2+1/3+1/6
(m) 16/57/5
(n) 4/31/2
Solution
(a) L.C.M. of 3 and 7 is 21
∴ 2/3+1/7 = 2×7+1×3/21 = 14+3/21 = 17/21
(b) L.C.M. of 10 and 15 is 30
∴ 3/10+7/15 = 3×3+7×2/30 = 9+14/30 = 23/30
(c) L.C.M. of 9 and 7 is 63
∴ 4/9+2/7 = 4×7+2×9/63 = 28+18/63 = 46/63
(d) L.C.M. of 7 and 3 is 21
∴ 5/7+1/3 = 5×3+7×1/21 = 15+7/21 = 22/21 =
(e) L.C.M. of 5 and 6 is 30
∴ 2/5+1/6 = 2×6+5×1/30 = 12+5/30 = 17/30
(f) L.C.M. of 5 and 3 is 15
∴ 4/5+2/3 = 4×3+2×5/15 = 12+10/15 = 22/15 =
(g) L.C.M. of 4 and 3 is 12
∴ 3/41/3 = 3×34×1/12 = 94/12 = 5/12
(h) L.C.M. of 6 and 3 is 6
∴ 5/61/3 = 5×12×1/6 = 52/6 =
(i) L.C.M. of 3, 4 and 2 is 12
∴ 2/3+3/4+1/2 = 2×4+3×3+1×6/12 = 6+9+6/12 = 23/12 =
(j) L.C.M. of 2, 3, and 6 is 6
∴ 1/2+1/3+1/6 = 1×3+1×2+1×1/6 = 3+2+1/6 =
(k) L.C.M. of 3 and 3 is 3
∴ 4/3+11/3 = 4+11/3 =
(l) L.C.M. of 3 and 4 is 12
∴ 14/3+13/4 = 14×4+13×3/12 = 56+39/12 = 95/12 =
(m) L.C.M. of 5 and 5 is 5
∴ 16/57/5 = 167/5 = 9/5 =
(n) L.C.M. of 3 and 2 is 6
∴ 4/31/2 = 4×21×3/6 = 83/6 = 5/6
Question 2: Sarika bought 2/5 meter of ribbon and Lalita 3/4 meter of ribbon. What is the total length of the ribbon they bought?
Solution
Ribbon bought by Sarita = 2/5 m and Ribbon bought by Lalita = 3/4 m
Total length of ribbon = 2/5+3/4
= 2×4+5×3/20 [∵ L.C.M. of 5 and 4 is 20]
= 8+15/20 = 23/20 =
Question 3:
Question 4: Fill in the boxes:
(a) ãƒ5/8 = 1/4
(b) ãƒ1/5 = 1/2
(c) 1/2ãƒ = 1/6
Solution
(a) 1/4+5/8 = 2+5/8 = 7/8
(b)1/2+1/5 = 5+2/10 = 7/10
(c) 1/21/6 = 31/6 = 2/6
Question 5: Complete the addition – subtraction box:
Question 6: A piece of wire 7/8 meter long broke into two pieces. One piece was 1/4 meter long. How long is the other piece?
Solution
Total length of wire = 7/8 meter
Length of first part = 1/4 meter
Remaining part = 7/81/4 = 7×12×1/8 [∵ L.C.M. of 8 and 4 is 8]
=72/8 = 5/8 meter
Therefore, the length of remaining part is 5/8 meter.
Question 7: Nandini house is 9/10 km from her school. She walked some distance and then took a bus for 1/2 km to reach the school. How far did she walk?
Solution
Total distance between school and house = 9/10 km
Distance covered by bus = 1/2 km
Remaining distance = 9/101/2 = 9×11×5/10 [∵ L.C.M. of 10 and 2 is 10]
Therefore, the distance covered by walking us 2/5 km
Question 8: Asha and Samuel have bookshelves of the same size partly filled with books. Asha’s shelf Is 5/6^{th} full and Samuel’s shelf is 2/5^{th} full. Whose bookshelf is more full? By what fraction?
Solution
5/6 and 2/5
= 5/6×5/5 = 25/30 and 2/5×6/6 = 12/30 [∵ L.C.M. of 6 and 5 is 30]
∵ 25/30 > 12/30
= 5/6 > 2/5
∴ Asha’s bookshelf is more covered than Samueal.
Difference = 25/3012/30 = 13/30
Time taken by Rahul = 7/4 minutes
Difference = 11/57/4 = 11×47×5/20 [∵ L.C.M. of 5 and 4 is 20]
= 4435/20 = 9/20 minutes
Thus, Rahul takes less time, which is 9/20 minutes.