How To Multiply Fractions
Question
Whenever getting a fractional answer, it is always best to _____________ if possible.
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Let us say you want to multiply two fractions together like three sevens and two elevens. At first this looks quite complicated but actually multiplying fractions is really easy. All you have to remember is that you multiply the numerator and the denominator separately.Let us start with the numerator. 3 multipled by 2 is 6 and that is our new numerator. 7 multipled by 11 is 77 and this is our new denomiator.It really is as simple as that. Let us try another example.Let us try 8 over 12 multipled by 3 over 5. Once again multiply the numerators together. It gives us 24, that is what 8 times 3 gives us. Then we find our denominator, 12 times 5 is 60 and we are given our answer.However, there is another step here.If you remember whenever we are given a fractional answer it is always best practice to simplify this.24 and 60 both have a common factor of 6 and this means 24 divided by 60 can simplify to 4 over 10.4 and 10 have a common factor of 2 which means we have two fifths. So the simplest answer to 8/12 multipled by 3/5 is two fifths and this is how to multiply fractions together.