## How to Multiply Fractions with Reducing

Reducing fractions is the final step when solving a fraction multiplication problem. Your answer won’t be considered correct if it is not reduced to its … Read more

Multiplying fractions is actually less complicated than adding or subtracting. No pesky common denominators!

The basic steps are…

- Multiply the numerators to get the product numerator.
- Multiply the denominators to get the product denominator
- Reduce the product.

Here’s a visual representation of these steps…

If you aren’t working with simple fractions, there are extra steps. For example, when multiplying mixed numbers you’ll need to convert to improper fractions so that you have pure numerators and denominators. And you can do cross-cancelling to make the multiplication and reducing steps less complicated.

Regardless of what your fraction multiplication needs might be, you can find specifics on other scenarios in the topics below!

Reducing fractions is the final step when solving a fraction multiplication problem. Your answer won’t be considered correct if it is not reduced to its … Read more

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Because adding and subtracting fractions requires steps to find common denominators, students of fraction arithmetic may be concerned about how these steps figure into multiplying … Read more

Multiplying mixed numbers has an extra twist, but it’s a lot easier than it looks.