Multiply Fractions, Whole, and Mixed Numbers

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

Parts of a Fraction


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


The Steps


  1. Multiply the numerators
  2. Multiply the denominators
  3. 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.

 

 

Learn to divide fractions. 

 

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