If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.

If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.kastatic.org and *.kasandbox.org are unblocked.

### Course: Grade 6 (VA SOL)>Unit 3

Lesson 2: 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.

## Want to join the conversation?

• 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 know that multiplying fractions are the same to dividing in some way
(1 vote)
• 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
(1 vote)
• 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.
(1 vote)
• 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 do I do this
• Try these

1. Try adjusting the playback speed to make it slower.
2. Use additional resources or alternative explanations.
3. Take breaks and revisit the material for better comprehension.
4. Provide feedback to Khan Academy to improve future content.
5. Discuss the topics with peers or teachers for additional clarity.
(1 vote)
• how am i gonna do this if there is no direction