The multiplication of fractions

2. The numerical multiplication of fractions.

To multiply fractions you don't have to find the least common denominator, they are multiplied directly:

- Multiply their numerators and  the result will be the numerator.

- Multiply their denominators and the result will be the denominator.

In this window you can see the method to multiply two fractions step by step.

  Eduardo Barbero Corral
Spanish Ministry of Education. Year 2007

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