1. ## fraction multiplication

In order to understand fraction multiplication thouroughly, we must be able to work simultaneously with different wholes using examples 3/5*3/4, explain why this is so. What are the different wholes that are associated with the fractions in the problem 3/5*3/4(including the answer to the problem?

2. Originally Posted by recca
In order to understand fraction multiplication thouroughly, we must be able to work simultaneously with different wholes using examples 3/5*3/4, explain why this is so. What are the different wholes that are associated with the fractions in the problem 3/5*3/4(including the answer to the problem?

What are wholes? Do you mean integers? i.e. whole numbers???

(3/5)(3/4) = 9/20

So the integers associated with it are 3, 4, 5, 9 and 20, no? Is that what you meant?

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What they wasnt to know is what are the different wholes that are associated with the fractions in the problem 3/5*3/4 (including to the problem)

4. Can you state the problem exactly as it is written? I think you mean what whole numbers do you multiply together in the fractions (numerators and denominators) to obtain the product, which is itself a fraction made up of a whole number numerator and denominator. Right?

$\frac{3}{5}\cdot\frac{3}{4}=\frac{3\cdot3}{5\cdot4 }=\frac{9}{20}$

5. The problem is exactly what I wrote. I am also very confused with the question, What you wrote make sense but. I think all they want are the different wholes associated with the fractions in the problem 3/5*3/4.

Thank you

6. Originally Posted by sean.1986
What are wholes? Do you mean integers? i.e. whole numbers???

(3/5)(3/4) = 9/20

So the integers associated with it are 3, 4, 5, 9 and 20, no? Is that what you meant?
3, 4, 5, 9 and 20...

7. Thanks sean