How to Get the Product of Two Fractions

Getting the product of two fractions simply means multiplying them together. Get the product of two fractions with help from a mathematics educator in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi I'm Jimmy Chang and we're here to talk about how to get the product of two fractions. Now the word product in math means you want to multiply so when you want to find the product of two fractions you have to multiply the two fractions and go from there. Now once you have that, it's pretty straightforward as long as you know what to do. Suppose you have 3/7 and you want to multiply 2/5 and you want to find the product. Product means you want to multiply those two fractions. So when it comes to multiplying fractions you just multiply across, the numerators and the denominators. 3 times 2 is going to give you 6, 7 times 5 is going to give you 35. The only thing you'd want to think about at the end is well is it reducible, do you have to reduce the numerator and denominator. In this case they don't have any numbers in common so this is the final answer. Now, another example if you have 1/3 times 4/11, same kind of idea, let's make it negative to make it more interesting, again you multiply across, 1 times negative 4 is negative 4 and 3 times 11 is going to give you negative 33. Again in this case it's not reducible but if it was you just have to ask yourself what can you divide both the numerator and denominator by. So I'm Jimmy Chang and there's a couple of examples on how to get the product of fractions.

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