Multiplying And Dividing Fractions

Tutoring on Multiplying And Dividing Fractions

Learning Objectives:

Understand and Apply Multiplication and Division of Fractions

Math Tutoring on Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Multiplication of Fractions:

For any two Fractions a/b and c/d,

    The numerator of the product is the product of the two numerators.

    The denominator of the product is the product of the two denominators.

    The final product should be in the simplest form. This can be performed before or after multiplying. However, it is recommended to simplify before multiplying.

Division of Fractions:

To divide two Fractions, multiply by the Reciprocal of the Divisor. For any two Fractions a/b and c/d,

Note that the Reciprocal of c/d is d/c. Just as when we are dividing fractions we will need to be sure to:

    Convert Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions.

    Simplify our final answer. However, it is recommended we simplify before multiplication.

 

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Hook Questions:

1.    What are the rules for Multiplication of Fractions?

2.    What are the rules for Division of Fractions?

 

 

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