# How to Divide Paper into Fifths

Divide Square Paper into Fifths Step 1: Start with a 6 inch x 6 inch (15cm x 15cm) square paper.

Fold paper into half on the horizontal axis. Crease well and unfold.

Divide Square Paper into Fifths Step 2: Make a diagonal fold from the corner to the center crease. Use a ruler to guide you if needed. Be as precise as possible. Crease well.

Divide Square Paper into Fifths Step 3: We need to mark the spot where the tip touches. Make a slight horizontal and vertical crease on that spot. Once again, use a ruler if you need to.

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Divide Square Paper into Fifths Step 4: Unfold Step 2.

Divide Square Paper into Fifths Step 5: Go ahead and extend those partial creases you made in Step 3. Fold, crease well and unfold.

Divide Square Paper into Fifths Step 6: What has happened is that by completing Steps 2 to 5, we've already divided the paper into fifths.

The math and origami masters have figured by making those folds, the top horizontal portion is now 1/5 of the paper.

And the right vertical portion is now 2/5 of the paper.

With this info, we can now proceed to divide the rest of the paper up into fifths.

Divide Square Paper into Fifths Step 7: We'll divide the horizontal portions first. The photos may look confusing but it's actually pretty simple. Think of it this way.... **we need to divide the area A-B-C-D into 4 portions**. We do this all the time right?

Fold **A-B to C-D**. Crease well and unfold.

Divide Square Paper into Fifths Step 8: Fold **A-B to E-F.**

Divide Square Paper into Fifths Step 9: Fold **G-H to I-J**. Crease well and unfold.

We've completed dividing the paper into fifths on the horizontal side!

Divide Square Paper into Fifths Step 10: Let's work on the vertical side.

Fold **U-V to S-T**. Crease well and unfold.

As mentioned in Step 6, the area S-T-U-V is 2/5 of the paper.

So, U-V-W-X and S-T-U-V are now 1/5 each of the paper.

Divide Square Paper into Fifths Step 11: The next steps are to **divide the areaQ-R-X-W into 4 portions**. Think about it before you look at the photos below.

Fold **Q-R to W-X**. Crease well and unfold.

Divide Square Paper into Fifths Step 12: Finally, fold **Q-R to Y-Z**. Crease well and unfold.

and you've completed dividing your paper into fifths!