# How to times x a fraction to a number.

• September 15th 2011, 12:30 PM
agentj2
How to times x a fraction to a number.
how do you do this question plz explain need help (Rofl)

6x 2/5
• September 15th 2011, 12:35 PM
Plato
Re: How to times x a fraction to a number plz help
Quote:

Originally Posted by agentj2
how do you do this question plz explain need help (Rofl)

6x 2/5

Do you know how to multiply 6 times two and divide by 5?
• September 15th 2011, 12:37 PM
agentj2
Re: How to times x a fraction to a number plz help
yer 2.2
• September 15th 2011, 12:42 PM
agentj2
Re: How to times x a fraction to a number plz help
but i has 1 place for a number and 2 for a fraction so 3 altogether do u no how to right 2.2 in that?
• September 15th 2011, 12:47 PM
mabentley
Re: How to times x a fraction to a number plz help
You can think of 6 as $\frac{6}{1}$. To multiply fractions just multiply across the top and bottom:

$\frac{6}{1} * \frac{2}{5} = \frac{6 * 2}{1 * 5} = \frac{12}{5}$