# Help with multiplying fractions

Multiplying fractions is relatively straightforward. These are the steps:

• multiply the numerators
• multiply the denominators
• reduce the fraction to its simplest form

These three steps are illustrated below:  Have a look at the fraction worksheet generator. It provides limitless multiplying fraction questions including with whole numbers and with mixed numbers.

## Multiplying Fractions Visually

The three examples below illustrate the multiplication of fractions.

### Example 1: Two thirds x three fourths ### Example 2: Three eighths x four fifths ### Example 3: Seven ninths x five sixths ## Common error when multiplying fractions by a whole number

The example below shows an error that is made by students when the multiplication involves a whole number. Multiplying the numerator and denominator by the same number is the same as multiplying the fraction by 1.

## Other Worksheets

Use the worksheets above to practice multiplying with fractions.

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