# Multiplying Simple Fractions (1)

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

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:   Multiply Proper Fractions

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

Multiplying fractions

Multiply the numerators together.

Multiply the denominators 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.

 1 × 1 2 8

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

 1 × 1 3 7

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

 1 × 1 4 2

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

 3 × 1 4 2

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

 5 × 1 6 2

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

 3 × 2 5 5

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

 3 × 2 5 3

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

 3 × 1 5 6

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

 5 × 1 8 5

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

 4 × 3 7 4
• Question 1

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

 1 × 1 2 8
1/16
EDDIE SAYS
1 × 1 = 1
2 × 8 = 16
• Question 2

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

 1 × 1 3 7
1/21
EDDIE SAYS
1 × 1 = 1
3 × 7 = 21
• Question 3

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

 1 × 1 4 2
1/8
EDDIE SAYS
1 × 1 = 1
4 × 2 = 8
• Question 4

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

 3 × 1 4 2
3/8
EDDIE SAYS
3 × 1 = 3
4 × 2 = 8
• Question 5

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

 5 × 1 6 2
5/12
EDDIE SAYS
5 × 1 = 5
6 × 2 = 12
• Question 6

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

 3 × 2 5 5
6/25
EDDIE SAYS
3 × 2 = 6
5 × 5 = 25
• Question 7

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

 3 × 2 5 3
2/5
EDDIE SAYS
3 × 2 = 6
5 × 3 = 15
6/15 reduces to 2/5 by dividing top and bottom by 3.
• Question 8

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

 3 × 1 5 6
1/10
EDDIE SAYS
3 × 1 = 3
5 × 6 = 30
3/30 reduces to 1/10 by dividing top and bottom by 3.
• Question 9

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

 5 × 1 8 5
1/8
EDDIE SAYS
5 × 1 = 5
8 × 5 = 40
5/40 reduces to 1/8 by dividing top and bottom by 5.
• Question 10

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

 4 × 3 7 4
3/7
EDDIE SAYS
4 × 3 = 12
7 × 4 = 28
12/28 reduces to 3/7 by dividing top and bottom by 4.
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