Multiplication Fractions = Think `1/2`
Whenever you see the word fractions think of `1/2`
The fractured (fraction) rock was split in half (`1/2`)
To remember how to calculate fractions always think of a `1/2` and work it out from there:
From this you can use logic and ask yourself how do you get from `1/2` of a `1/2` to equal a `1/4`
It must be: `(1times1)/(2times2)=1/4` (It couldn’t be anything else)
So use this logic for all other multiplication of fractions.
Work out `3/4\ times1/3`
Therefore `3/4\ times1/3=(3\times1)/(4times3)=3/12\ or\ 1/4`
What is `1/2\times 1/3`
Therefore `1/2\ times1/3=(1times1)/(2times3)=1/6`
Work out `1\3/4\times2\1/2`
This means work out `7/4\times5/2`
Therefore `7/4\times5/2=35/8\ or\ 4\3/8`
Do this on any multiplication of a fraction and you will always get the correct answer.