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# How do you multiply fractions?

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Andrew B
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To multiply fractions, you multiply the two numerators together, and then the two denominators, and use these as the resulting numerators and denominators.

For example, to multiple 2/3 and 2/5, we multiply:

2x2 = 4, which is our numerator, and

3x5 = 15, which is our denominator.

This then gives us the fraction 4/15

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Richard A
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What I usually do is multiply the two numerators. After that I multiply the two denominators. After that, If I can, I simplify the new fraction. Hope that helps!

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Shamim H
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Multiplying Fractions is the simplest of the lot.

- Multiply the numerators
- Multiply the denominators.
- Simplify your answer.

If you have mixed numbers its to turn them in to improper before multiplying.

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