## twitch 2 years ago Need more tutoring then answers so if your willing to teach me pllz help Medalls!!

1. lollypopabby43

With what?

2. twitch

with my algerbra

3. azolotor

I'm happy to help post your questions

4. twitch

okay like i dont understand how to multiply fractions

5. twitch

for example 3/2 x1/2

6. UnkleRhaukus

$\frac ab\times\frac cd=\frac{a\times c}{b\times d}$

7. abb0t

$\frac{ 3 }{ 2 } \times \frac{ 1}{ 2 } = \frac{ 3 \times 1 }{ 2 \times 2 }$

8. zugzwang

^What he said... I actually find multiplying fractions a lot less tricky than adding or subtracting them.

9. yololol

And if you invert it then you are dividing :D

10. zugzwang

Provided you have mastered reducing fractions to lowest terms.

11. yololol

*the second fraction

12. twitch

okay so the answer should be 3/6

13. yololol

Mmm this is true

14. zugzwang

Well, it must be 3/6... But you can do better than that~ Lowest terms...?

15. twitch

1/2

16. zugzwang

Wait a sec. what was the question to which your answer was 3/6 ?

17. twitch

wait so any time the number is odd i the lowest term always gonna be 1

18. twitch

3/2 x 1/3

19. twitch

my answer was 3/6 then you said lowest terms so i said 1/2 was I right

20. zugzwang

Yes. Let's have another one: $\frac{4}{3}\times\frac{9}{4}$

21. twitch

36/12

22. zugzwang

Yes... continue...

23. twitch

but how would i continue if both of there lowest terms are 2

24. zugzwang

2? How do you figure 2?

25. twitch

well if you do 36>18>9>3>1 12>6>>2 oh i see

26. twitch

so it be 1/2 right

27. zugzwang

NO... Remember that in the end, fractions are just compact division: $\large \frac{a}{b}=a \div b$ So what is 36 divided by 12?

28. twitch

3

29. zugzwang

30. twitch

so the answer is flat out 3

31. zugzwang

Yes. Remember that this can happen. Anyway, a whole number is technically a fraction with a denominator of 1, in lowest terms.

32. twitch

so if i wanted to make it into fraction form id just 3/1

33. twitch

?

34. UnkleRhaukus

yeah