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Multiplying Simple Fractions (2)

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

'Multiplying Simple Fractions (2)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:   Multiply Proper Fractions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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.

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
CORRECT ANSWER
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
CORRECT ANSWER
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
CORRECT ANSWER
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
CORRECT ANSWER
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
CORRECT ANSWER
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
CORRECT ANSWER
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
CORRECT ANSWER
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
CORRECT ANSWER
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
CORRECT ANSWER
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
CORRECT ANSWER
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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