How To: Multiply simple fractions

Multiply simple fractions

Watch this video to learn how to multiply fractions by fractions. First multiply the top numbers together. For example, if you have 3/5 * 4/7, multiply 3 * 4 and put your product on top of the fraction you will get as a product. Next, multiply the bottom numbers together and put them on the bottom of your resulting fraction. Next see if you can reduce your product to simplify it. You could also do the reducing step first by canceling out any common factors in the numerators and denominators of the fractions being multiplied. Follow this video to gain an understanding of how to multiply simple fractions and an ability to use this technique in math as well as in everyday life.

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