 # 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:   ### 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.

 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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