# 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.

**Example 1**

Work out `3/4\ times1/3`

Therefore `3/4\ times1/3=(3\times1)/(4times3)=3/12\ or\ 1/4`

**Example 2**

What is `1/2\times 1/3`

Therefore `1/2\ times1/3=(1times1)/(2times3)=1/6`

**Example 3**

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`

**NOTE:**

Do this on **any** multiplication of a fraction and you will always get the correct answer.