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Multiplying Fractions

Introduction

Multiplying fractions is as simple as multiplying the numerators together, and then multiplying the denominators together. Note: Improper fractions are multiplied in the same way.

Terms

Fractions - Fractions are used when using numbers to express parts of whole.

Lesson

When given two or more fractions to multiply together, we first multiply all the numerators – this becomes the numerator of the answer. We can then multiply the denominators together to get the denominator of the answer. So if we are given

the numerators are multiplied (1*7=7) and the denominators are multiplied (5*8 = 40) giving as as the answer.

Here is another example:

Examples

Multiplying Fractions (Example #1)

Multiplying Fractions (Example #2)

Multiplying Fractions (Example #3)

Multiplying Fractions (Example #4)

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