3 solving fraction problems like that is

numbers like 1/8 is called fraction

the number at the top is called numerator

the number below the bar is called denominator

if the numerator is greater than denominator, it is called proper fraction

if the denominator is greater than numerator, it is called improper fraction

so going back, 1/8 of 24 is 3

because 24 is a whole number, simply multiply (24 x 1) then divide it by 8 then the answer is 3.

Imagine a giant cake that is cut into 24 equal slices.

...But there are only 8 people at the party.

They must finish the cake, but all eat the same amount!

How many slices would they get each?

Three! - ...and there you have the answer.

The sum is 24 divided by 8 = 3

Of means multiply

1/8 of 24 is the same as 1/8 x 24

multiplying by 1/8 is the same as dividing by 8, so 1/8 x 24 is the same as 24 / 8, which is 3