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Unformatted text preview: Fractions XV Fractions XV Multiplication of Fractions Multiplication of Fractions with Mixed Numbers with Mixed Numbers by Monica Yuskaitis Copyright © 2000 by Times You Would Multiply a Times You Would Multiply a Mixed Number Times a Fraction Mixed Number Times a Fraction In a car race, the track is 2 ¼ miles long. If the car breaks down ½ way through the course, how far did you go? 1/2 of 2 1/4 or 1/2 x 2 1/4 Copyright © 2000 by Multiplying Fractions Multiplying Fractions Conceptual Understanding Conceptual Understanding When you multiply a positive mixed number by a fraction between 0 and 1 the product is less than the mixed number. 1¼ x ½ = 5/8 Look at the diagram on the next slide to understand why. Copyright © 2000 by Multiplying Fractions Multiplying Fractions Conceptual Understanding Conceptual Understanding ¼ ¼ ¼ ¼ 1/8 1¼ x ½ = 5/8 1/8 1/8 1/8 1/8 ¼ ¼ ¼ ¼ Copyright © 2000 by How to Find a Fraction of a How to Find a Fraction of a Mixed Number Mixed Number The first thing to remember is “of” means multiply in mathematics....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 361 taught by Professor Brotherraymond during the Fall '11 term at BYU.
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