Multiplying And Dividing Mixed Numbers

Tutoring on Multiplying And Dividing Mixed Numbers

Learning Objectives:

Understand and Apply Multiplication and Division of Mixed Numbers

Math Tutoring on Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers

Rules for Multiplying Mixed Numbers:

1.   Rewrite Mixed Numbers and Whole Numbers as Improper Fractions.

2.   Multiply straight across, i.e. multiply the numerators with the numerators, and the denominators with the denominators. There is no need to find a Common Denominator when Multiplying.

3.   Be sure to reduce the answer to simplest form.

4.   Convert back the answer to a Mixed Number.

Rules for Dividing Mixed Numbers:

1.   Rewrite Mixed Numbers and Whole Numbers as Improper Fractions. Note that, there is no need to find a Common Denominator when Dividing.

2.   Rewrite the division problem as a multiplication problem. For that change the Second Fraction, the Divisor, to its Reciprocal.

3.   Multiply.

4.   Be sure to reduce the answer to simplest form.

5.   Convert back the answer to a Mixed Number.

 

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Hook Question:

1.   What are the Rules for Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers?

 

 

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