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Unformatted text preview: Fractions XIV Fractions XIV Multiplication of Fractions Multiplication of Fractions by Monica Yuskaitis Copyright © 2000 by Times You Would Multiply a Times You Would Multiply a Fraction Times a Fraction Fraction Times a Fraction Your family eats 1/8 of 1/2 of a left over wedding cake. 1/8 of 1/2 or 1/8 x 1/2 Copyright © 2000 by Times You Would Multiply a Times You Would Multiply a Fraction Times a Fraction Fraction Times a Fraction Jose had already read 1/2 of his novel. Today he read 1/12 of the 1/2 left. How much of the book has he read? 1/12 of 1/2 or 1/12 x 1/2 Copyright © 2000 by Multiplying Fractions Multiplying Fractions Conceptual Understanding Conceptual Understanding When you multiply two fractions that are between 0 and 1 the product is smaller than both fractions. ½ x ¾ = 3/8 Look at the diagram on the next slide to understand why. Copyright © 2000 by Multiplying Fractions Multiplying Fractions Conceptual Understanding Conceptual Understanding ½ x ¾ = 3/8 ¼ ¼ ¼ ¼ 1/8 1/8 1/8 Copyright © 2000 by...
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