 ## Fifth grade - Multiply fractions

Multiplying fractions is one of the basic skills anyone who deals with fractions should know. Multiplying fractions could be multiplying with a whole number or another fraction or a mixed fraction. The resources on this page will help you understand the various methods of multiplying fractions.

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#### How do I multiply fractions with different denominators?

Multiply the numerators of the fractions. The numerator is the number on the top of a fraction and the denominator is the number on the bottom. …
Multiply the denominators of the fractions. Now, you’ll just have to do the same thing with the denominators. …
Simplify the fraction.

#### How do you multiply a whole number and a fraction?

Rewrite the whole number as a fraction. To rewrite a whole number as a fraction, simply place the whole number over 1. …
Multiply the numerators of the two fractions. …
Multiply the denominators of the two fractions. …
Simplify.

#### When you multiply fractions do you change the denominator?

First, multiply the numerators and write the product of the numerators above a fraction bar. Next, multiply the denominators and write that product underneath the fraction bar. You don’t have to find a common denominator. You do, however, have to reduce your answer to simplest terms.

#### How do you multiply fractions with mixed numbers?

To multiply Mixed Fractions:**convert to Improper Fractions.**Multiply the Fractions.**convert the result back to Mixed Fractions.

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