# How is 6

In this article, we"ll show you exactly how lớn calculate 3/6 of 6 so you can work out the fraction of any number quickly and easily! Let"s get to the math!

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You probably know that the number above the fraction line is called the numerator & the number below it is called the denominator. To work out the fraction of any number, we first need khổng lồ convert that whole number into a fraction as well.

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Here"s a little tip for you. Any number can be converted khổng lồ fraction if you use 1 as the denominator:

So now that we"ve converted 6 into a fraction, lớn work out the answer, we put the fraction 3/6 side by side with our new fraction, 6/1 so that we can multiply those two fractions.

That"s right, all you need to vị is convert the whole number khổng lồ a fraction & then multiply the numerators and denominators. Let"s take a look:

In this case, our new fraction can actually be simplified down further. To vì chưng that, we need to find the greatest common factor of both numbers.

You can use our handy GCF calculator khổng lồ work this out yourself if you want to. We already did that, & the GCF of 18 và 6 is 6.

We can now divide both the new numerator & the denominator by 6 to lớn simplify this fraction down to its lowest terms.

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18/6 = 3

6/6 = 1

When we put that together, we can see that our complete answer is:

The complete và simplified answer khổng lồ the question what is 3/6 of 6 is:

3

Hopefully this tutorial has helped you lớn understand how to find the fraction of any whole number. You can now go give it a go with more numbers to lớn practice your newfound fraction skills.