Fraction Project

Multiplying Fractions

To find the product of multiplying fractions, you have to do the following:

Lets say the question is 1/4 x 1/3.

It is as simple as this. Multiply numerator x numerator, and denominator x denominator.

So the answer would be 2/12.

Reduced to 1/6. Its that simple.

If it was a fraction x a whole number then all you have to do is put a 1 under the whole number.

Lets say it was 4 x 1/4 .

So we change it to 4/1 x 1/4.

And the answer to that would be 1.


Multiplying with Mixed Numbers:

If the question is 2 1/3 x 3 1/4 we turn them into improper fractions.

So, 7/3 x 13/4.

Then simply again we multiply numerator x numerator and denominator x denominator.

13 x 7 = 91, and 3 x 4 = 12.

The answer is 91/12 reduced to 7 1/2.