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.
- 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.