Introduction to Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

What you’ll learn to do: Multiply and divide fractions

A large pizza sitting on a pizza riser on a table in a restaurant with red-checkered tablecloths

What fraction of this pizza is left over after Karen and her roommates eat?

On Friday night, Karen and her roommates ordered a large pizza. After eating 1/2 of the pizza, they wrapped up the rest to save for later. The next day, Karen and her roommates finished 2/3 of the remaining pizza. What fraction of the original pizza is left? To figure this out, we can use mathematical operations with fractions. Multiplying and dividing fractions are skills that often come in handy in everyday situations like this one. Read on to find out how to do it!

Before you get started, take this readiness quiz.

readiness quiz


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Draw a model of the fraction [latex]{\Large\frac{6}{8}}[/latex].

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Shade [latex]{\Large\frac{3}{4}}[/latex] of the circle.

An image of a circle.



Find two fractions equivalent to [latex]\Large\frac{5}{6}[/latex].

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