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Notes on Multiplying Fractions

 

Method 1: Use only for small fractions Example:

Method 2: Example:

 

and denominators by the same number:

Cross reduce the other numerators

and denominators by their common factor.

 

 

 

 

Another note: You may also reduce each faction to their lowest form before starting each of these methods. The more you reduce before you multiply, the easier it will be to multiply accurately