



Multiplying
fractions together is pretty easy. 


When
you multiply them, you just multiply the numerators (numbers on
top) 


and
the denominators (numbers on the bottom). 











If
the 2 fractions you multiply together are both less than 1, 


the
answer is also less than 1. 


IN
FACT, 


if
the 2 fractions you multiply together are each less than 1, 





the
answer you get will be less than either of the fractions 


you
multiplied together! 


Watch: 

















Some
people have a hard time with fraction math. 


Mostly
because of the different ways 


the
denominator (bottom part) gets treated. 


In
addition and subtraction, the denominators must be the same. 


In
multiplication, they don't. 


In
addition and subtraction, the denominator isn't touched. 


In
multiplication the denominator almost always changes. 





copyright 2005 Bruce Kirkpatrick 
