Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Angel's Scribe Post

Today in class we learned how to multiply improper fractions.



  1. change the mixed numbers to improper fractions. (denominator x whole + numerator)



  2. multiply the numerators



  3. multiply the denominators



  4. simplify to mixed fractions



Here is an example of what it would look like if you were to do the question 2 1/3 x 1 1/4 =










Remember to Multiply the denominator to the whole and then add the numerator.



( 2x3+1=7 )

__________
3

( 1x4+1=5 )

__________
4



7/3 x 5/4 = 35/ 12
As step number 4 said : make it into a mixed fraction
Now we have to see how many times 12 goes into 35.

















12 goes in to 35 two times so the answer is 2.

1 comment:

Nathaniel 8-16 said...

Great scribe post! Easy to understand if i wasnt in class that day