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The Multiplying fractions by fractions word problems exercise appears under the 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 7th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission and High school statistics and probability Math Mission. This exercise has some word problems that involve multiplying fractions by fractions.

Types of Problems

There are two types of problems in this exercise:

  1. Find the answer: This problem describes a situation and the answer will come from multiplying fractions together. The user is supposed the problem and writes the answer in the space provided.
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    Find the answer

  2. Should multiply: This problem describes a story and then asks whether or not multiplication of the numbers would be the correct way to get the solution. Users are supposed to select yes or no.
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    Should multiply

Strategies

This exercise is medium to get accuracy badges because it always asks for multiplication of fractions. The speed badges are easy once students get into the groove and know what to look for on the yes or no question.

  1. The numbers are small so calculators are not a great help.
  2. On the Should multiply problem it seemed easier to perform the multiplication first and then decide if that answer was reasonable in context.

Real-life Applications

  1. Fractions appear in every day media to show information to consumers.
  2. Fractions are used in real life in lots of different ways, but are commonly used in cooking, construction and science.

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