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Multiplying whole numbers and fractions
If I cut a pizza into eight equal slices, we already know that each slice is 1/8 of the pizza. But what fraction of the pizza have I eaten if I eat 3 slices? Well, what is 3 x 1/8? This tutorial will explain all! Common Core Standards: 4.NF.B.4, 4.NF.B.4a, 4.NF.B.4b , 4.NF.B.4c
Don't let multiplying whole numbers and fractions get you down. We got this. This explanation will help you become a pro.
Here we have a nice visual explanation of how a mixed number is really a multiplication of a fraction and a whole number.
A mixed number is simply a whole number/fraction multiplication problem. Let us explain.
We want to do a movie marathon! Let's figure out how long our marathon will last if each movie length is represented as a mixed number.
Who doesn't love milk? Our family sure does. Let's figure out how much milk is consumed each month if each person consumes a fractional amount of milk.
Oops! Someone tried to solve this problem and made a mistake. See if you can spot the error.