Multiplying Fractions:
Multiplication with Cross Cancelling

Fraction multiplication showing cross cancelling, no whole parts.

Fraction Multiplication 1: With Cross-Cancelling

Fraction Multiplication 2: With Cross-Cancelling

Fraction Multiplication 3: With Cross-Cancelling

Fraction Multiplication 4: With Cross-Cancelling

Multiplying Fractions with Cross Cancelling

One of the challenges when learning how to multiply fractions is dealing with very large products in the resulting numerator and denominator. Reducing these numbers is often challenging, but frequently cross cancelling a common factor in the original fractions can result in products that are significantly easier to reduce, or my in fact already be the least common denominator in many instances. These multiplying fraction worksheets contain numerators and denominators that are specifically designed to create opportunities for cross cancelling and the answer keys show the cross cancelling operations as well. For more examples, be sure to check out the Multiplying Fractions Calculator and try more example problems there.

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