Hello again. This is the last question for my grandchild’s homework. I know the answer to this is 5 but I don’t know the proper solution to this. If you can explain it to me so I can explain it to my grandchild then I’d be very thankful.

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Fourths are calculated by dividing by 4.

One fourth of 20 = ¼ of 20 = 20 ÷ 4 = 5.

The solution could also look like this:

Use 1 as denominator and convert 20 into a fraction.

So, 20/1

Next, put 20/1 and 1/4 side by side and multiply them.

1 x 20 = 20

4 x 1 = 4 = 20/4

Simplify the new fraction by finding the greatest common factor of both numbers. For these numbers, it’s 4.

Divide both the new numerator and the denominator by 4 to simplify this fraction down to its lowest terms.

So,

20/4 = 5

4/4 = 1 = 5/1

The complete and simplified answer to the question what is 1/4 of 20 is:

5

Hope this helps!