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Multiplying Fractions Calculator

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Multiplying Fractions Calculator

To help us better understand what happens when we multiply fractions, we like to imagine them as pizzas or legos.

Pick whichever you vibe with more:

CALCULATOR
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Multiplying Fractions Calculator



Step 1. Make sure both numbers are fractions.

Both of our numbers are already fractions, so we can skip to Step 2.

Step 2. Multiply across the top.

Step 3. Multiply across the bottom.

Step 4. Simplify (if needed).

Looks like the result is already in simplest form, so the final answer is .
We have some questions for you! Help us out through this
INTRO
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When we’re given a pair of fractions to multiply, like , 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.
means that we need to take , split it into equal parts, and keep of those parts:
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! πŸ™ŒπŸΏπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
All we need to do is multiply across the top and multiply across the bottom.
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KEY STEPS
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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 . Otherwise, move onto Step 2.

Step 2. Multiply across the top.

Step 2. Multiply across the bottom.

Step 4. Simplify (if needed).

LESSON
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PRACTICE
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CONCLUSION
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