Multiplication Of Fractions (Simple Steps)

Are you finding the multiplication of fractions hard to solve in your Mathematics exam questions?

In this lesson…

You will learn the step-by-step method for solving the multiplication of fractions in your WAEC and JAMB exam.


ALSO SEE: How To Solve Division Of Fractions (Step-by-Step Guide)

Take note.

A link for you to practice real past questions on fractions is included at the bottom of this lesson.

Question on multiplication of fractions

Let’s take an example.

Simplify \frac{8}{10} × 1\frac{1}{14}

1. Convert the mixed to improper fraction

1\frac{1}{14}

becomes

\dfrac{15}{14}

2. Replace the mixed fraction

\dfrac{8}{10} × \dfrac{15}{14}

3. Numerator multiply numerator

8 × 15

= 120

4. Write the answer as new numerator

\dfrac{120}{10×14}

5. Denominator multiply denominator

10 × 14

= 140

6. Write the answer as new denominator

\dfrac{120}{140}

7. Reduce to its lowest form

\dfrac{120}{140}

becomes

= \dfrac{6}{7}

Classwork

Click on the link below to practice past questions on fractions now.

Practice Test

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