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Lesson 2: Fractions in contexts

# Fractions in contexts

Sal uses fractions to represent real-world contexts.

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• Can you multiply fractions?
• Yes you can multiply fractions.
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• Are fraction unsolved division problems?
• Yea, that could make sense, but try keeping in mind that fractions are still numbers just like 1, 2 and 3.

Try imagining fractions as simplified division, because sometimes we don't need to know the exact value and sometimes we can't write out the whole value, like in the equation: 1 ÷ 3 answer is something along the lines of 0,3333333 and so on. So to simplify such numbers we use fractions like 1/3th.
• wasn't he supposed to multiply?
• There is no point in fractions that you need to multiply unless you are multiplying the fractions themselves. If he is saying "3 of the 4" that means 3/4. He is just putting the rest of the unit into scenarios that you can understand. If you were referring to dividing, then you only divide with fractions when you are dividing a fraction by another fraction or the top by the bottom to get a decimal. Hope this helped!
• What does Sal mean by one eighth?
• one eighth or 1/8 is like one slice of a pizza cut into 8 slices, hope that helps :)
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• why did you type soooooooooooo much michaeljackson
• This does not work
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• can you multiply fractions?
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• Why are you using a photo?
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• mình nghĩ nên học thêm nhiều thứ hơn mình là aduumi nha
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• can you do fractions by 100,000??
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• No becusze that will be too many.And won't be able to do that fractions.