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# The simplest way on how to multiply fractions

To multiply fractions, you multiply the numerators together to get the new numerator and multiply the denominators together to get the new denominator.

### Introduction

To multiply fractions, you multiply the numerators (top numbers) together to get the new numerator and multiply the denominators (bottom numbers) together to get the new denominator.

### Examples

#### Example 1

If you have the fractions 1/2 and 1/3, the calculation would be:

1/2 * 1/3 = (1 * 1) / (2 * 3) = 1/6

It’s important to simplify the answer, if possible. This means reducing the fraction to its lowest terms. To do this, you can divide the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor (GCF).

#### Example 2

For example, if you have the fraction 6/8, the GCF is 2, so you can simplify the fraction to:

6/8 = (6 ÷ 2) / (8 ÷ 2) = 3/4

So the simplified answer is 3/4.

#### Example 3

When multiplying mixed numbers, you need to convert them to improper fractions first. To do this, multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the numerator.

For example, if you have the mixed number 1 1/2 and the fraction 1/3, the calculation would be:

(1 + 1/2) * 1/3 = (2/2 + 1/2) * 1/3 = 3/2 * 1/3 = (3 * 1) / (2 * 3) = 3/6

### Summary

Remember that multiplying fractions is just finding a common denominator and multiplying the numerators together. It’s important to simplify the answer as much as possible to make it easier to understand.

### Conclusion

Multiplying fractions is a simple process that involves multiplying the numerators and denominators together and then simplifying the answer. Just remember to convert mixed numbers to improper fractions before multiplying and simplify the answer as much as possible.

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