   # Multiplying Fractionsincluding Mixed Fractions with Mixed Numbers  The product of multiplying fractions always results with proportion that increases if the factors are greater than 1 and no factors are equal to zero:

1)   1 (one) multiplied by any non-zero fraction equals the non-zero fraction:
1/5 × 1 = 1/5

2)   1 (one) multiplied by all non-zero fractions equals the product of all
non-zero fractions not equal to 1: 2/3 × 1 × 1/2 = 2/6 = 1/3

3)   Fraction multiplication by zero equals zero: 2/3 × 5/8 × 0 = 0

The denominator of a fraction can never equal zero. A zero denominator is undefined math.

Dividing and multiplying fractions are each opposite math operations of the other.

## How to Multiply Fractions

There are 3 steps for fraction multiplication:

1)   Multiply all numerators.

2)   Multiply all denominators.

3)   Simplify fractions answers by reducing fractions to make them
proper fractions.

1/5 × 2/3 = 2/15

Numerator multiplication: 1 × 2 = 2

Denominator multiplication: 5 × 3 = 15

1

5

×

2

3

=

2

15

## Multiplying Mixed Fractions

Solving mixed fraction math problems:

2 4/6 × 1 3/4 =

1)   Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions:
2 4/6 × 1 3/4 = 16/6 × 7/4 =

2)   Reduce fractions if possible, keeping them improper fractions:
8/3 × 7/4 =

3)   Multiply numerators by numerators and denominators by denominators:
56/12 =

4)   Simplify fractions answer: 56/12 = 28/6 = 14/3 = 4 2/3

Multiplying multiple fractions:

3 1/2 × 1 3/5 × 2/3 = 7/2 × 8/5 × 2/3 = 112/30 = 56/15 = 3 11/15 One and one half apples is

1 1/2 as a mixed fraction. 8 quarters of orange is 2 whole oranges.

## Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

3 × 1 3/5 × 2/3 = 3/1 × 8/5 × 2/3 = 48/15 = 16/5 = 3 1/5

The process is the same as multiplying mixed fractions. The integer 3 is written as an improper fraction by dividing 3 by 1.

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