**Multiplying fractions**

Multiply the numerators together.

Multiply the denominators 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.