How to Multiply Fractions

There are 3 Simple Steps You Need To Take when Multiplying Fractions:

 

Follow these 3 easy steps to multiply fractions:

 

1  First, Multiply the numerators of each of the fractions.

2  Then, Multiply the denominators of each of the fractions 

3  Lastly, make sure you simplify the fractions if the are not in the lowest terms.

 

Let’s demonstrate this with an example:

 

Multiply the fractions 2/3 x 1/6

 

Following the 3 steps above, we have:

 

2 / 3  x 1 / 6  = 

 

2 x 1           2
_____  =   ___
3 x 6          18

 

= 2 / 18

 

This fraction can be broken down even further by finding the factors of 2 and 18, like  this:

 

2 x 1

____      =  1 / 9

2 x 9          

 

The simplified answer would be  1 / 9

 

 Note: 

 

Click Here to go to:  Fractions

Click Here to go to : Adding Fractions

Click Here to go to: Dividing Fraction