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The Multiplying positive fractions exercise appears under the 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math MissionPre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise multiplies simple fractions together.

Types of Problems

There is one type of problem in this exercise:

  1. Multiply the fractions: This problem has a multiplication problem written. The user is expected to find the correct answer and write it in the space provided.
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    Multiply the fractions

Strategies

This exercise is easy to get accuracy badges and speed badges because there is only one type of problem and it is straightforward to perform if the user has the requisite knowledge.

  1. Fractions need to be reduced before being submitted.
  2. It is a smart technique to reduce the numerators and denominators before multiplying (as needed). This can save valuable seconds towards the speed badges.

Real-life Applications

  1. Fractions appear in every day media to show information to consumers.
  2. Fractions are used in real life in many different ways, but they are most commonly used in the cooking, construction and science industries.

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