Multiplying fractions with whole numbers and mixed numbers is a straight forward and simple process.

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## Parts of a Fraction

It helps to know the parts of the fraction when multiplying.

## The Steps

- Multiply the numerators
- Multiply the denominators
- Simplify the fraction to lowest terms

## Multiplying Fractions to Whole Numbers

When multiplying fractions with whole numbers, the whole number(s) must be put over 1.

## Multiplying Fractions to Mixed Numbers

Mixed numbers must be changed to improper fractions

## Multiplying Mixed Numbers

Again, don’t forget to change the mixed numbers to improper fractions after you have finished multiplying and simplifying.

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