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Multiplying fractions word problems
Multiplying fractions is useful. Period. On top of that, multiplying fractions can be really fun! This tutorial will have you multiplying in real-world scenarios (even if they are completely made up out of thin air!). Common Core Standard: 5.NF.B.6
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.
Practice solving multiplication word problems that include whole numbers and fractions.
We hope you learn to cook. Everyone should! At some point you'll need to make 1/2 a recipe which means using 1/2 of every ingredient in the recipe. Here's an example.
Someone is about to run out of laundry detergent which means sticky clothes! Help her estimate how much she has left.
You know how long it takes to bike to your friend's house, and you know how fast your can ride. So how far away does your friend live? The answer is one fraction multiplication problem away!
Solve and interpret fraction multiplication word problems.