Multiplication of Fractions

 

Reduce the fractions to simple fractions. Then multiply the numerators together and multiply the denominators together. If the two numbers are mixed factions (a whole number and a fraction) then multiply the whole numbers together, multiply the fractions together, multiply each whole number by the fraction associated with the other whole number and add the four terms together.

 

Examples:

 

(1) Multiply by of of .

 

This can be expressed as .

 

(2) Multiply by .

 

The four terms are:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

Total: