Multiplying Fractions

Multiply the tops, then multiply the bottoms.

How to multiply fractions

There are 3 simple steps to multiply fractions

  1. Multiply the the numerators (top numbers).
  2. Multiply the denominators (bottom numbers).
  3. Simplify the fraction if needed.

Example

Multiplying Fraction
Step 1Multiply the the numeratorsMultiplying Fraction First Step
Step 2Multiply the denominatorsMultiplying Fraction Second Step
Step 3Simplify the fractionMultiplying Fraction Final Step

Mulltiplying Fractions and Whole Numbers

How to multiplying fractions and whole numbers?

Make the whole number a fraction, by putting it over 1.

Example: 4 = 4/1

Let’s try to to multiplying fractions and whole numbers

Example

Multiplying Fraction Example
Step 1Multiply the the numeratorsMultiplying Fraction Example First Step
Step 2Multiply the denominatorsMultiplying Fraction Example Second Step
Step 3Simplify the fractionMultiplying Fraction Example Final Step

Learn More:

Subtracting Fractions

Equivalent Fractions

Dividing Fractions

Dividing Fractions By Whole Numbers

Algebra Index

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