MF2 Multiplication of Fractions (Mixed Fractions)

In MF1, we have learned how to multiply proper and improper fractions. In this video, we are going to learn how to multiply mixed fractions. The strategy in multiplying fractions is really simple: you have to convert mixed fractions to improper fractions before multiplying. Watch the video above and then answer the exercises below. 

Practice Exercises

1.) 3 \frac{1}{4} \times \frac{2}{3}

2.) \frac {3}{8} \times 3 \frac{1}{5}

3.) 2 \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{5}{4}

4.) 5 \frac{2}{3} \times 1 \frac{1}{8}

5.) 6 \frac{3}{5}  \times 2 \frac{1}{5}

Answers to Exercises

Note: During examinations, some teachers accept improper fractions, while some teachers prefer mixed fractions as final answers. You have to ask your teacher regarding this. In any case, I have included answers in both forms below.

1.) \frac{13}{6} or 2 \frac{1}{6}

2.) \frac{16}{5} or 3 \frac{1}{5}

3.) \frac{25}{8} or 3 \frac{1}{8}

4.) \frac{51}{8} or 6 \frac{3}{8}

5.) \frac{343}{25} or 13 \frac{18}{25}

In the next post, we are going to learn some shortcut methods in multiplying fractions.

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