What is the most common way to multiply mixed numbers and whole numbers?
Mixed numbers are composed of a whole number and a fraction. To multiply mixed numbers, convert them to improper fractions. Once the fractions are multiplied, reduce the answer to its simplest form.
Multiplying Mixed Numbers and Whole Numbers
Mixed numbers: A combination of a whole number and a fraction. Improper fraction: A fraction in which the numerator (the number on top) is greater than or equal to the denominator (the number on bottom). Simplest form: The lowest possible terms in which a fraction can be written.
The symbol for mixed numbers is a colon (:). Multiplying mixed numbers is an important skill for baking recipes! Multiplying mixed numbers is similar to multiplying fractions.
Work together in pairs: Explain how you can multiply mixed numbers by whole numbers using an example.
Work together in pairs: Explain how you used the steps to multiply a mixed number by a whole number to solve the following problem: 3 3/4 * 4.
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