# To multiply fractions by fractions

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## Steps to multiply fractions

Step 1 first you multiply the numerator (the top number) by the other numerator(s). Then step 2 multiply the denominator (the bottom number) by the other denominator(s). Step 3 if your teacher asks for you to simplify just find a number that is divisible by both numbers the one on top and the one on the bottom, if you can't find a number than it's already simplified.

## Some examples.

## can you multiply more than two fractions at a time? Yes, you can just follow the same steps by multiplying the numerators then by the denominators and simplifying if needed. | ## Is there a way to use pictures? Yes, there is a way ti use pictures by first drawing a rectangle second like in the picture turn it into 2/3 either way and then divide by 6 equal parts then shade in how many you need in each row and then simplify if needed. | ## how to simplify fractions before you start! Another fast way to get your answer is to find a denominator and numerator highest multiple to divide so if your denominator is 6 diagonal from it is the numerator and yours is 12 than a multiple of the two is 6 so divide by 6 is 1 and two and if there is no multiple than keep the same. This can also be done with the other denominator in the same steps and sometimes there will be 2 or 1 or even 0 multiples if your using 2 but this also works for more than two. |

## can you multiply more than two fractions at a time?

Yes, you can just follow the same steps by multiplying the numerators then by the denominators and simplifying if needed.

## Is there a way to use pictures?

Yes, there is a way ti use pictures by first drawing a rectangle second like in the picture turn it into 2/3 either way and then divide by 6 equal parts then shade in how many you need in each row and then simplify if needed.

## how to simplify fractions before you start!

Another fast way to get your answer is to find a denominator and numerator highest multiple to divide so if your denominator is 6 diagonal from it is the numerator and yours is 12 than a multiple of the two is 6 so divide by 6 is 1 and two and if there is no multiple than keep the same. This can also be done with the other denominator in the same steps and sometimes there will be 2 or 1 or even 0 multiples if your using 2 but this also works for more than two.