# Fraction Multiplying and Dividing!

### By BRANDON AND AArON

## Dividing

As in multiplication, we must change mixed numbers to improper

**fractions**. The common denominator is this example is 4. To change a whole number into a**fraction**, multiply the whole number by the denominator. That product will be the numerator## Multiplying

**To multiply fractions:**- Simplify the fractions if not in lowest terms.
- Multiply the numerators of the fractions to get the new numerator.
- Multiply the denominators of the fractions to get the new denominator.

## Adding?!

**There are 3 Simple Steps to add fractions:**- Step 1: Make sure the bottom numbers (the denominators) are the same.
- Step 2: Add the top numbers (the numerators), put the answer over the denominator.
- Step 3: Simplify the fraction (if needed)

## Subtractin!

**So, here are the steps.**- Build each fraction so that both denominators are equal. ...
- Re-write each equivalent fraction using this new denominator.
- Now you can subtract the numerators, and keep the denominator of the equivalent fractions.
- Re-write your answer as a simplified or reduced fraction, if needed.

## Equivalent!

**Equivalent fractions**are**fractions**that may look different, but are equal to each other. Two**equivalent fractions**may have a different numerator and a different denominator. (A**fraction**is also**equivalent**to itself. In this case, the numerator and denominator would be the same.)