# Multiplying Simple Fractions (2)

In this worksheet, students multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Fractions

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

Multiplying fractions is not the same as adding them.

We do NOT try to get them to have the same denominators.

Multiply the top numbers together.

Multiply the bottom numbers together.

 1 × 2 9 3

1 × 2 = 2

9 × 3 = 27

 2 27

Example

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 3 × 4 5 8

3 × 4 = 12

5 × 8 = 40

This gives:

 12 40

But this must be reduced by dividing top and bottom by 4.

 3 10

which we write as   3/10.

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 3 × 2 4 7

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 2 × 9 3 12

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 3 × 5 4 10

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 2 × 7 7 8

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 5 × 10 6 12

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 3 × 6 5 10

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 3 × 12 5 30

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 3 × 6 7 9

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 5 × 12 8 30

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 4 × 28 7 50
• Question 1

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 3 × 2 4 7
3/14
EDDIE SAYS
3 × 2 = 6
4 × 7 = 28
6/28 reduces to 3/14 by dividing top and bottom by 2.
• Question 2

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 2 × 9 3 12
1/2
EDDIE SAYS
2 × 9 = 18
3 × 12 = 36
18/36 reduces to 1/2 by dividing top and bottom by 18.
• Question 3

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 3 × 5 4 10
3/8
EDDIE SAYS
3 × 5 = 15
4 × 10 = 40
15/40 reduces to 3/8 by dividing top and bottom by 5.
• Question 4

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 2 × 7 7 8
1/4
EDDIE SAYS
2 × 7 = 14
7 × 8 = 56
14/56 reduces to 1/4 by dividing top and bottom by 14.
• Question 5

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 5 × 10 6 12
25/36
EDDIE SAYS
5 × 10 = 50
6 × 12 = 72
50/72 reduces to 25/36 by dividing top and bottom by 2.
• Question 6

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 3 × 6 5 10
9/25
EDDIE SAYS
3 × 6 = 18
5 × 10 = 50
18/50 reduces to 9/25 by dividing top and bottom by 2.
• Question 7

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 3 × 12 5 30
6/25
EDDIE SAYS
3 × 12 = 36
5 × 30 = 150
36/150 reduces to 6/25 by dividing top and bottom by 6.
• Question 8

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 3 × 6 7 9
2/7
EDDIE SAYS
3 × 6 = 18
7 × 9 = 63
18/63 reduces to 2/7 by dividing top and bottom by 9.
• Question 9

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 5 × 12 8 30
1/4
EDDIE SAYS
5 × 12 = 60
8 × 30 = 240
60/240 reduces to 1/4 by dividing top and bottom by 60.
• Question 10

Work out the following, remembering to give your answer in its lowest terms.

 4 × 28 7 50
8/25
EDDIE SAYS
4 × 28 = 112
7 × 50 = 350
112/350 reduces to 16/50 by dividing top and bottom by 7.
16/50 reduces to 8/25 by dividing top and bottom by 2.
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