Use area models and tape diagrams to multiply a fraction times a fraction.

Problem

The area of the entire figure below is 1 square unit.
What is the area of the striped rectangle?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a proper fraction, like 1, slash, 2 or 6, slash, 10
  • an improper fraction, like 10, slash, 7 or 14, slash, 8
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
of a square unit