How to Multiply Fractions

When multiplying fractions, the easiest way is to convert the fractions to have the same denominator.

First, find a common denominator to both fractions. This can be done by multiplying the numerators of each fraction to find the least common multiple. Then divide one of the fractions by this number to find out how many times it will divide into both the numerator and the denominator of that fraction.

For example: 1/2 x 3/5 = 1/5 x 9/25 = 18/25 To achieve this, you would do 5+1=6 divisions. The answer is 2.

Once this is done, you can multiply the numerators and denominators of both fractions together to find your final answer. In this case, it would be 2/5 x 3/9 = 6/45.

Hint: Remember that when multiplying fractions, they must have a common factor in order to cancel out correctly!

For example, 2/5 x 3/9 would not work because they do not have any factors in common.

If you take the wrong number of divisions to multiply both fractions together, your final answer will be incorrect!

So this is how to Multiply Fractions.


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