What is the easiest way to multiply mixed numbers?
I am learning how to multiply fractions. Success Criteria: I will know I am successful if: I can multiply whole numbers by fractions. I can multiply fractions by fractions. I can multiply mixed numbers by fractions.
Mixed numbers are made up of a whole number and a fraction. Multiplying mixed numbers involve turning the mixed number into an improper fraction. If your answer is an improper fraction, divide to turn it into a mixed number.
Multiplying Mixed Numbers
The ancient Egyptians were one of the first civilizations to use fractions to represent parts of a whole. The most common way to write mixed numbers is with a space between the two parts, such as 3 1/2. In mathematics, mixed numbers are sometimes referred to as 'improper fractions'.
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