Multiplying and dividing fractions

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Multiplying and dividing fractions

  1. 1. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions<br />
  2. 2. You may like to take some notes!<br />
  3. 3. Multiplying fractions is the easy one!<br />x<br />
  4. 4. Because you just multiply the top numbers together and multiply the bottom numbers together<br />x<br />
  5. 5. Because you just multiply the top numbers together and multiply the bottom numbers together<br />x<br />=<br />
  6. 6. Because you just multiply the top numbers together and multiply the bottom numbers together<br />x<br />=<br />
  7. 7. Don’t forget to cancel down. In this case we can divide both numbers by 6<br />x<br />=<br />
  8. 8. Don’t forget to cancel down. In this case we can divide both numbers by 6<br />x<br />=<br />
  9. 9. Don’t forget to cancel down. In this case we can divide both numbers by 6<br />x<br />=<br />
  10. 10. Dividing fractions<br />
  11. 11. The rule is<br />
  12. 12. Turn the SECOND fraction upside down<br />
  13. 13. Turn the SECOND fraction upside down<br />
  14. 14. and change the divide sign to a multiply<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. then multiply the top numbers together<br />
  17. 17. then multiply the top numbers together and multiply the bottom numbers together<br />
  18. 18. and multiply the bottom numbers together<br />
  19. 19. and that’s it for multiplying and dividing fractions<br />

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