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## Multiplying Fractions Calculator

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When we’re given a pair of fractions to multiply, like $21 ×32 $, the second fraction tells us how many parts we need to split the first fraction into, and how many of those parts we get to keep.

$21 ×32 $ means that we need to take $21 $, split it into $3$ equal parts, and keep $2$ of those parts:

$21 ×32 =62 $

Visualizing the multiplication helps us understand why a fraction’s size changes when it’s multiplied by another number. But, if we had to draw this out every time we multiply a fraction, we’d probably lose our minds 🤯.Luckily, there’s a quick and simple process we can use to multiply any set of fractions! 🙌🏿🙌🏻🙌🏼

All we need to do is multiply across the top and multiply across the bottom.$21 ×32 =2×31×2 =62 $

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## How to Multiply Fractions

### Step 1. Make sure both numbers are fractions.

If multiplying a fraction by a whole number, convert the whole number to a fraction by placing it over $1$. Otherwise, move onto Step 2.

### Step 2. Multiply across the top.

### Step 3. Multiply across the bottom.

### Step 4. Simplify (if needed).

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