Multiplying Fractions

1. The video below explains how to multiply fractions.

2. Millie had   
1
2
a pizza.
She gave   
1
2
of it to Nancy.
What fraction of the pizza did Nancy receive?

Millie  =>  
1
2

Nancy  =>  
1
2
of
1
2


square metre or square meter
   
1
2
 of 
1
2

1
2
 × 
1
2

1 x 1
2 x 2

1
4

Nancy received
1
4
of the pizza.
To find the product of fractions, multiply the numerators with each other and multiply the denominators with each other.

3. What is   
2
3
of
3
5
?

square metre or square meter

   
2
3
 of 
3
5

 2
13
 × 
 31
5
   (simplify)
2 x 1
1 x 5

2
5


2
3
of
3
5
is
2
5
.

4. What is   
10
3
of
6
5
?

   
10
3
 of 
6
5

  102
13
 × 
  62
15
   (simplify)
2 x 2
1 x 1

4
1

=  4

10
3
of
6
5
is 4.