How to Find the Fractional Part of a Number

Perform simple equations to determine fractional part of a whole.
••• Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images

At first glance, math problems can often appear complex and difficult. However, when you understand the formula for solving math problems, the complexity disappears. For example, finding the fractional part of a number may sound complicated. The formula for finding the fractional part of a whole number involves simple division and multiplication. When you finish performing the formula to find the fractional part, you will know the precise number that the fraction represents.

    Read the problem to decipher the components and apply the formula. For example, if the problem is “What is 5/7 of 93,” then “5” is the numerator, “7” is the denominator and “93” is the whole number.

    Divide the whole number by the denominator. Using the same example, divide 93 / 7 = 13.3.

    Multiply the quotient from the previous step by the numerator. Using the same example, multiply 13.3 * 5 = 66.5. This means that 66.5 is 5/7 of 93.

Related Articles

How to Divide Rational Numbers
How to Figure a Percentage of a Whole Number
How to Convert Pounds Per Square Foot to PSI
How to Find a Fraction of a Number
How do I Calculate 0.1%?
How to Do Fractions on a TI-30X IIS
How to Make a Simple Circuit
How to Find X-Intercept & Y-Intercept
How to Calculate Volume
How to Find the Product of Fractions
Characteristics of Aquatic Plants
How to Find a Percent of a Fraction
How to Find Y Value for the Slope of a Line
How to Evaluate Fractions
How to Calculate the Area of a Curved Surface
To Calculate Arcsine, What Buttons Do You Press on...
What Is an Annex in Math?
How to Subtract Mixed Numbers With Regrouping
How to: Improper Fractions Into Proper Fractions
How to Convert a Fraction to a Ratio