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Multiplying fractions review

Review the basics of multiplying fractions, and try some practice problems.

Multiplying fractions

To multiply fractions, we multiply the numerators and then multiply the denominators.
Example 1: Fractions
Example 2: Mixed numbers
Before multiplying, we need to write the mixed numbers as improper fractions.
= 83×85
We can also write this as 4415 .
Want to learn more about multiplying fractions? Check out this video.


Cross-reducing is a way to simplify before we multiply. This can save us from dealing with large numbers in our product.
=31× 110×62
Prefer a visual understanding of fraction multiplication? Check out one of these videos:
Multiplying 2 fractions: fraction model
Multiplying 2 fractions: number line


Problem 1
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi or 2/3 pi

Want to try more problems like this? Check out these exercises:
Multiply fractions
Multiply mixed numbers

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