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What is 2/3 of 2/3? If 4/7 of the class are boys, how many boys are there?
Multiplying fractions is not only super-useful, but super-fun as well.
Don't let multiplying whole numbers and factions get you down. We got this. This explanation will help you become a pro.
This video will help you think about what it means to multiply two fractions. By drawing the problem and "seeing" the answer, you'll better understand how we arrived at it.
Let's practice multiplying two fractions together. We'll learn to simplify the answer, too.
Multiplying positive fractions with simplification
Let's take a stab on practicing one of the most commonly used math skills: multiplying and dividing fractions. We'll use a few examples with negative numbers.
When multiplying fractions, it's sometimes helpful to view the operation as a kind of scaling--that multiplying the fraction times another creates a fractional proportion, or scale. Watch. You'll understand.