  # Multiplying Simple Fractions (2)

In this worksheet, students multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form. This content is premium and exclusive to EdPlace subscribers. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Fractions

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

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

The answer is:

 2 27

Example

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

 3 × 4 5 8

Answer

3 × 4 = 12

5 × 8 = 40

This gives:

 12 40

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

The answer is:

 3 10

which we write as   3/10.

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