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A good way to picture multiplying fractions is as follows:[more]
Imagine each fraction is a shaded portion of a square. Then, when you overlap the two squares, the fraction of the resulting square where the shadings overlap is their product.[less]
Contributed by: Sarah Lichtblau (March 2011)
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Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: March 7 2011