### Simple tricks for solving 6th grade fractions of a number word problems

Encourage your kids to grab our simple tricks for solving 6th grade fractions of a number word problems.

To begin with, we should never forget to read out a word problem at least twice or more to have a perfect understanding. Having read and understood the problem therefore, write out all the numbers involved in the calculation.

Most at times, you’ll always see “of” written between two numbers, i.e. a fraction and the other number. “of” here simply means multiplication.

#### Fraction of a number solving steps

First of all, make the whole number a fraction by placing “1” under it, where “1” becomes the denominator and the whole number becomes the numerator.

As such, place the two fractions side by side with a multiplication sign in the middle.

Next, multiply the numerator of the first fraction by the numerator of the second fraction. Likewise, multiply the denominator of the first fraction by the denominator of the second fraction.

Finally, simplify your answer to its lowest term if need be. And if it’s an improper fraction, convert it to a mixed number.