Multiplying fractions an introduction

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Taught by MrBurnett
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Lesson Description:

The very basics of multiplying fractions illustrated visually, in words and with the symbols. An explanation of cancelling.

Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you multiply fractions?
  • How can you think of and make sense of multiplying fractions using pictures?
  • Why is half of a half equal to a quarter?
  • How do you multiply 2/3 * 4/5?
  • How do you multiply 5/6 * 3/4?
  • How can you cancel terms or simplify fractions before multiplying them?
  • How does cancelling common factors same time when multiplying fractions?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This is a good introduction to how to multiply fractions and a common technique to save some time when calculating these values. This is a great place to start when learning to multiply fractions.