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Lesson 1: Multiplication as scaling

# Fraction multiplication as scaling examples

Learn the concept of multiplication as scaling. Watch examples of how multiplying by a fraction scales a number up or down. Understand that fractions between zero and one make numbers smaller, while fractions greater than one make numbers larger.

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• the video didn't mention how to do one of the things im confused by.
• What confuses you that wasn’t in the video?
• I'm kinda confused. Can somebody help me? I don't get how to multiply fractions.
• I dont know either sorry...
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• I am still lost I really do not get I need help.
• Step 1: 1/4 * 5000

Step 2: you can write it this way 5000/4 = 1250 now see if you compare 5000/4 with 5000 Which one is bigger of course 5000!! (because one the other side you are diving the 5000 into 4 equal pieces)

If need more explanation please tell me where you didn't understand
• I dont understand this at all even though my teacer said it was supposed to be easy please help:/
• it is lol
• i don't understand
• you simply take the top 2 numbers and multiply them, do the same with the bottom 2, and reduce if possible.
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• how if you multiply something like for an example : `81 x 1/4` (x = multiplication sign) how is the answer less than 81? It is times 81 so it should be more right? Multiplication makes something greater right? Can someone please explain?
• how am i gonna do this if there is no direction
• find the direction
• how do I do this