  # 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:   Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:   Multiply Proper Fractions

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

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 simplified by dividing the numerator (top number) and the denominator (bottom number) by 4.

 3 10

which we write as   3/10.

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