How to Multiply Fractions

How To : Multiply mixed numbers together

In this video we learn how to multiply mixed numbers together. First, take your mixed numbers and write them into an equation. Next, convert the numbers both to top heavy fractions. Now, multiply the top numerators together and then the denominators together. If you can't work ...more

How To : Change decimals to fractions

In this tutorial, we learn how to change decimals to fractions. First, you will take your decimal and put it over 1. Any number divided by 1 will be that number that you started with. To get rid of the decimal, you can multiply it by hand and moving the numbers to the left. To ...more

How To : Subtract fractions with unlike denominators

In order to subtract mixed fractions, you'll need to look at the denominators carefully. If the denominators do not match, you'll need to find a common denominator. For example, 5 2/3 minus 3 4/5 do not have the same denominator. The lowest common denominator for them is 15. ...more

How To : Divide mixed numbers in mathematics

Looking for a primer on how to divide mixed numbers in basic arithmetic? See how it's done with this free video math lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, th ...more

How To : Work with decimal numbers in prealgebra

You can do simple decimal calculation with out using a calculator once you understand the basic concept of decimals. In decimal equations when you have various operations between decimal numbers, you have to go by the order of operations in simplifying it. The order of operati ...more

How To : Solve word problems with proportions

In this video the instructor shows how to use proportions to solve fractions. When you have a proportions problem with an unknown term, cross multiply and divide it to get the value of that unknown term. For example if given 7/8 = m/4, cross multiply 7/8 with 4, giving 7/2 whi ...more

How To : Solve rational equations

In this video the instructor shows how to solve rational equations. If you have fractions in your equation, then you need to factorize the denominators first. Now compute the least common denominator of all the denominators of the fraction. Next multiply both sides of the equa ...more

How To : Divide decimals

Here we are, learning how to divide decimals. So we are dividing a whole number or a fraction by a fraction. How this presenter does this is by moving the decimal two places to the right on both the top and bottom of the sum. In other words, he multiplies the two numbers by 10 ...more

How To : Divide rational expressions

In this video the instructor shows how to divide rational expressions. To divide rational expressions follow this simple four step approach. In the fist step change the division to multiplication by flipping the second fraction. Now the original division simplifies to multipli ...more

How To : Add rational expressions

This is the video about how to add a rational expression. So to add a rational expression first of all find the common denominator. To find the common denominator, just find the least common multiple (LCM) of the denominators. There are at least a couple ways of doing this. To ...more

How To : Multiply mixed numbers easily

This video tutorial shows you how to multiply mixed numbers. When doing this the first thing that you want to do is put the mixed numbers into a improper fraction form. From this step you can simplify the numbers based on what you are using. In this case you can take out the 3 ...more

How To : Convert mixed numbers into improper fractions

For example consider 1 and 2/3. In this mixed fraction 1 is the whole number and 2/3 is the fraction. You simply have to multiply the denominator with the whole number and add the numerator to the resulting answer. Consider the fraction 1 and 2/3.All you have to do is multiply ...more

How To : Solve single-step equation by multiplication

This video will show you the simple mathematical concept of solving a single-step equation using multiplication. This is very useful for equations in which you need to solve for a variable and the variable is a part of a fraction. The example provided in the video shows a very ...more

How To : Apply the fundamental rule of proportions

Learn how to apply the fundamental rule of proportions just follow simple few steps. First step is take two fractions and equate them. For example (Top/Bottom)=(Top/Bottom). Second step is to take left hand side fraction. From the top, multiply with bottom of right hand side ...more

How To : Multiply two mixed numbers

Step 1: Convert the mixed numbers to improper fractions. ex: convert 1 1/2 * 2 1/3 to 3/2 * 7/3 Step 2: Multiply the fractions. So we will multiply 3/2 * 7 /3 =21/ 6 Step 3: Reduce Reduce the number 21/6. For this we divide 21 by 6. It will not be divided completely; rema ...more

How To : Compare fractions

A short video teaching you how to compare fractions. Starting with two fraction like three fourths and two over twelve. You cross multiply the denominator or the bottom number of three fourths which is 4 with the numerator or the top number of the second fraction which is 2. S ...more

How To : Divide fractions using the inverse

Learn to divide fractions using the inverse with this video. It is an easy way to divide the fractions just by multiplying the two fractions but reversing one of them. For example consider two fractions to be divided, (1/4) and (3/5). Then write the two fractions beside, one i ...more

How To : Balance chemical equations

Not sure how to balance a chemical equation? According to the rules of chemistry, matter must be conserved in chemical reactions. When you balance a chemical equation, you account for all of the matter in the reaction. What you will need: • An unbalanced chemical equation • ...more

How To : Add and subtract fractions

Don't be scared of fractions! Adding and subtracting fractions is not that hard once you understand how to do it. Once you know the trick to adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators, you'll have no problem with these problems. Step 1: Add fractions with s ...more

How To : Solve inequalities with fractions in algebra

Solving math inequalities with fractions is easy when applying the rules presented in this video. • When you add or subtract the same number from each side of an inequality, the relationship between the two sides does not change. • When you multiply or divide each side of an ...more

How To : Use implicit differentiation

Taking this formula 9x²+y²=9 your instructor shows you how to find the solution for the variable y. Finding a second derivative is no more difficult that finding the first derivative, you only have to do the problem equation through twice. The derivative of 9x² will be 18, of ...more

How To : Convert units

In this tutorial the instructor shows how to convert lengths between different units. He show a two step approach where in the first step he setups a relation between centimeters and meters showing that 100 cm equals 1 meter. Now he writes it down in a fraction form and equate ...more

How To : Multiple, reduce, add, and subtract fractions

Get an all-in-one brain teaser by watching this math tutorial on how to simplify an expression that requires multiplying, reducing, adding, and subtracting. Solving the equation will put your math skills to the test because you'l have to draw on the greater portion of your ar ...more

How To : Change mixed numbers to improper fractions

In this Math tutorial, you will learn how to convert a mixed number into an improper fraction. The narrator explains the process in a very concise yet simple manner that will make math problems involving mixed numbers so much easier to solve. The general idea is to multiply th ...more

How To : Divide fractions and then reduce them

In this tutorial the instructor explains how to divide fractions. He gives a three step approach where in the first step we take the reciprocal of the second fraction. In the second step the newly arrived at fraction is multiplied with the original fraction. Now finally in ste ...more

How To : Convert mixed numbers into top heavy fractions

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to convert mixed numbers to top heavy fractions. This task is very easy, fast and simple. Begin by multiplying the whole number with the denominator and then add the numerator. In the final answer, the numerator will be greater than th ...more

How To : Divide fractions with examples

In this Education video tutorial you will learn how to divide fractions with examples. For example let us divide 1/5 with 3/4. This we can do by changing the division sign in to multiplication sign provided we swap the numerator and the denominator of the divisor to get its re ...more

How To : Change percents into fractions

Fractions are numbers written in the form a/b, where a, b are integers. Fractions can also be expressed in the form of percents by multiplying the value of the fraction with hundred. So we can always change percents to fractions and also fractions to percents. Remember that pe ...more

How To : Simplify complex fraction

In this video the instructor shows how to simplify a complex fraction. A complex fraction is a fraction that has fractions in both the numerator and the denominator of the original fraction. Complex fractions can look intimidating but are generally simple to solve, as shown in ...more

How To : Solve equations with fractions and decimals

In this tutorial the instructor shows how to solve equations with fractions and decimals. When you have a fraction first try to simplify it by canceling out the common factors in the numerator and the denominator. If there are any decimals convert them into fractions. Now if y ...more

How To : Understand equivalent fractions

In this video the instructor teaches about equivalent fractions. When given a problem to determine if two fractions are equivalent fractions the first thing to do is write them in the lowest terms. A fraction is said to be in the lowest terms if the greatest common divisor of ...more

How To : Simplify complex fractions in math

In this tutorial the instructor shows how to simplify complex fractions. A complex fraction is the same as a normal fraction, but has a fraction problem in the numerator and a fraction problem in the denominator. The first thing to do is arrive at a simple fraction both in the ...more

How To : Divide rational expressions containing trinomials

In this video the instructor shows how to divide rational expressions that contain trinomials. A division containing two fractions can always be turned into a multiplication by multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction. This way any division can b ...more

How To : Find equivalent fractions

In this video the tutor explains about the concept of Equivalent Fractions and how to find them. She states that equivalent fractions are fractions with same value. She explains this with an example saying that a fraction can have many forms in their unreduced states and all t ...more

How To : Convert fractions to percents in two steps

This video shows you how to easily convert fractions to percents. You can convert fractions to percents in 2 easy steps. The first step is multiplying the fraction by 100 (e.g.. your fraction is 3/5; 3/5 x 100 = 3/5 x 100/1 = 300/5). The second step is reducing the fraction, w ...more

How To : Compare fractions.

This video will show those who would like to learn more about math how to easily compare fractions with different denominators using a simple technique. You will be able to compare the fractions to each other by multiplying the numerator of each fraction with the denominator o ...more

How To : Add rational expressions

In this tutorial, we learn how to add rational expressions. When you have two rational expressions, you will first need to factor every denominator. After this, find the lowest common denominator from all of them. After this, rewrite every fraction so it has the lowest common ...more

How To : Rationalize a denominator that contains a surd

In this video, we learn how to rationalize a denominator that contains a surd. First, you need to rationalize the denominator by removing any square root sign. To do this, you will multiply the fraction but the flip of the denominator over itself, with the square root. Then, y ...more

How To : Understand and determine equivalent fractions

In this video, we learn how to understand and determine equivalent fractions. If you have an equation with an equivalent fraction, you will first multiply the first numerator by the second denominator. Then, you will divide this answer by the denominator of the first fraction. ...more

How To : Write equivalent fractions

In this tutorial, we learn how to write equivalent fractions. If you have a negative in front of the fraction, it's the same as writing the negative on the numerator or the denominator. If we would have a negative on the top and on the bottom, this would cancel both out to cre ...more

How To : Divide fractions step by step

In this tutorial, we learn how to divide fractions step by step. First, you will need to know the different parts of the fraction, the numerator and the denominator. After you know these, you will flip the second fraction in the equation so the numerator is at the bottom and t ...more

How To : Add fractions with unlike denominators

In order to add fractions that are not alike, you will need to find the lowest common denominator. This is the least common multiple of the fractions. To add 2/3 plus 1/5, you will need to find the lowest common denominator. Here, it is best to think of all of the multiples of ...more

How To : Add unlike fractions using basic math

In order to add unlike fraction, using basic math, you will need to find the lowest common multiples of the denominators. In order to add 5/12 and 1/6, you will need to make the denominators the same. The lowest common multiple, for these fractions is 12. When you find the lo ...more

How To : Simplify square roots in less than a minute

A square root of a number is a value which when multiplied to it self gives you the original number. The square roots of perfect squares are whole numbers. Like square root of 9 is 3, because 3 times 3 is 9. Similarly square root of 81 is 9 because 9 times 9 is 81. Others numb ...more

How To : Solve an equation using the point slope form

In this video the instructor shows how to derive a general equation for a line in Point-Slope form. The slope of an equation is the ratio of difference of y coordinates to the difference of x coordinates. In other words, slope is the change of y up on change of x. So you have ...more

How To : Add or subtract fractions with math

Learn how to add or subtract fractions with math in simple steps. First convert any story line you have into a fraction. Now you have to convert the denominators so that both the fractions have the same. To do so multiply both the numerators and denominators with the same numb ...more

How To : Factor & find zeros of a polynomial

This is the video about how to Factor & find zeros of a polynomial. How did I know that x=1 and x=-1 were roots of the polynomial. Suppose the polynomial has a rational root, let's call it. I will assume that p and q are co prime, i.e., the fraction is reduced to lowest terms. ...more

How To : Convert between fractions, decimals, and percents

In this tutorial the author explains of how to find out percentages of a given number. He explains that x percent of some number y is x multiplied by y and divided by 100. He goes on and explains this concept with numerous examples. He suggests a short cut to move the decimal ...more

How To : Add fractions with uncommon denominators

This video shows you how to easily add two fractions with uncommon denominators. To add the two fractions you must translate the fractions into its higher equivalent form, with a common denominator. To find a common denominator, you must find the lowest multiple that both deno ...more

How To : Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions

The author in this tutorial shows how to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions. A mixed number has a big number to its left, a numerator for the fraction part and a denominator too for the fraction part. Now to convert the mixed number to improper fraction we first hav ...more

How To : Divide basic fractions

For people who do not know how to divide basic fractions or who would like to refresh themselves or get some exercise in doing so, this video will show you a few quick and simple examples to get you started. In order to divide fractions, you will need to keep the first number ...more

How To : Deal with brackets in polynomial fractions

When dealing with brackets in polynomial problems the first thing you need to notice is if there is a negative sign before the bracket. If there is not then all you need to do is get rid of the bracket and combine similar terms. If there is a negative sign then you need to mul ...more

How To : Add to fractions with uncommon denominators.

Wondering how to add fractions with uncommon denominators? It is simple to solve the denominators there are three steps to find the uncommon denominators. first step is to find the lowest common denominator and you take 3/4 + 5/6. In this lowest common denominator is 12, then ...more

How To : Solve for ratios and proportions

In this tutorial the instructor shows how to solve ratios and proportions. He gives a two step approach to solve an equality of two fractions in which the value of a variable in unknown. He says that in the first step we should cross multiply the numbers across the diagonal. I ...more

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