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From: arifree To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2008070601:07:51 Subject: Re: Re: fraction I want to amend the last part to make it clearer Now multiplying fractions: 1/2 X 2/3 I draw a box and that represents 1. I draw a horizontal line to cut it in half. Then I draw 2 vertical lines to cut it in thirds. There are now 6 pieces. A \ goes in each piece that is in the 1/2 (there are 3) and a / goes in each part that is 2/3 (4 parts) You should see that 2 out of the 6 pieces are intersected. 1/2 x 2/3= 2/6 The box should look something like this (the whole box should really be a square): _______________________________          /  /                 X  X  \       You can see that 2 out of 6 parts are intersected with X. 2 intersections and that is the product
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