+0  
 
0
97
1
avatar

what is 1/4 of 1/6

Guest May 15, 2017

Best Answer 

 #1
avatar+36 
+2

A thumb rule that very often works is that you can switch the word "Of" to multiplied. This is only when calculating with fractions. Do not use this all of the time because it is, as i said, does not work in every situation. But you can just keep it in mind when calculating with fractions.

 

 

\(\frac{1}{4}*\frac{1}{6}=\frac{1}{24}\)

 

When doing multiplication with fractions and the numerators are the same number you only multiply the denominator.

 

To chech if you are correct you can always switch the fractions to regular numbers but always answer in fractions(because it is more exact.) when calculating with fractions if no other instruction is given.

For example 

 

\(\frac{1}{4}=0,25\)

\(\frac{1}{6}=1,6666666666666667 \)

\(0,25*1,66666666666667=0,04166666666667=\frac{1}{24}\)

kilander  May 15, 2017
edited by kilander  May 15, 2017
edited by kilander  May 15, 2017
Sort: 

1+0 Answers

 #1
avatar+36 
+2
Best Answer

A thumb rule that very often works is that you can switch the word "Of" to multiplied. This is only when calculating with fractions. Do not use this all of the time because it is, as i said, does not work in every situation. But you can just keep it in mind when calculating with fractions.

 

 

\(\frac{1}{4}*\frac{1}{6}=\frac{1}{24}\)

 

When doing multiplication with fractions and the numerators are the same number you only multiply the denominator.

 

To chech if you are correct you can always switch the fractions to regular numbers but always answer in fractions(because it is more exact.) when calculating with fractions if no other instruction is given.

For example 

 

\(\frac{1}{4}=0,25\)

\(\frac{1}{6}=1,6666666666666667 \)

\(0,25*1,66666666666667=0,04166666666667=\frac{1}{24}\)

kilander  May 15, 2017
edited by kilander  May 15, 2017
edited by kilander  May 15, 2017

9 Online Users

avatar
We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.  See details