# Multiplying Fractions A Visual Lesson. When you multiply two numbers, do they always get larger? Are you sure?

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Multiplying Fractions A Visual Lesson

When you multiply two numbers, do they always get larger? Are you sure?

What does “ of ” mean?

Fraction of a Fraction 1212 3434 of X 3838 =

When you multiply two numbers, do they always get larger? 1212 X 3838 = 3434 No!

What is 2/3 of 1/5? How many columns should our first area model have? How many of those should be shaded? How many rows should our second area model have? How many of those should be shaded? 1515 2323

2323 1515 X = Multiplying Fractions: The Process 2 x 1 3 x 5 = 2 15 When multiplying fractions, you multiply your numerators and your denominators. The product of two fractions is the product of their numerators over the product of their denominators.

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