# Multiplying Mixed Fraction

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Slide Set on Multiplying Mixed Fraction, created by WJP on 06/08/2016.

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Multiplying Mixed Fractions
2 1/4 x 1 3/5=Step 1. Convert to Improper FractionsTIP:In this case we need to convert our mixed fraction into an improper one4x2=88+1 = 9=9/45x1=55+3=8=8/5

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Step 2. Simplify if necessaryWe cannot simplify due to the odd numbers in these fractionsStep 3. Multiply the numerators. Then multiply the denominatorsTIP:If easier do not do cancel out method just times it how it is 9x8=72      Numerator x Numerator4x5=20      Denominator x DenominatorStep 4. Put in lowest termsTIP:If you are struggling start by dividing by two or the LCM(Lowest Common Multiple)72/20 = 36/10 = 18/5

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Step 5. Convert back into mixed fraction or decimalTIP:Unless stated, never leave answer as an improper fraction

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