# Multiplying fractions

5 videos

4 skills

What is 2/3 of 2/3? If 4/7 of the class are boys, how many boys are there?
Multiplying fractions is not only super-useful, but super-fun as well.

### Multiplying fractions and whole numbers

VIDEO
3:08 minutes

Don't let multiplying whole numbers and fractions get you down. We got this. This explanation will help you become a pro.

### Multiplying fractions by whole numbers

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Practice multiplying a whole number times a fraction.

### Multiplying two fractions: an explanation

VIDEO
5:06 minutes

This video will help you think about what it means to multiply two fractions. By drawing the problem and "seeing" the answer, you'll better understand how we arrived at it.

### Multiplying two fractions: example

VIDEO
2:26 minutes

Let's practice multiplying two fractions together. We'll learn to simplify the answer, too.

### Multiplying negative and positive fractions

VIDEO
4:33 minutes

See examples of multiplying and dividing fractions with negative numbers.

### Multiplying positive and negative fractions

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Practice multiplying fractions. Fractions in these problems may be positive or negative.

### Multiplication as scaling

VIDEO
5:06 minutes

When multiplying fractions, it's sometimes helpful to view the operation as a kind of scaling--that multiplying the fraction times another creates a fractional proportion, or scale. Watch. You'll understand.

### Fraction multiplication as scaling

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Interpret how multiplying by a fraction greater or less than 1 affects the product.