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Multiplying Fractions Worksheets

The multiplying fractions worksheets on this page cover a various multiplication tasks of starting with multiplying simple fractions by whole numbers, multiplying two fractions, multiplying fractions with cross cancelling and multiplying mixed numbers. Where appropriate, the worksheets include more simple practice problems that limit the use of improper fractions or mixed numbers before introducing more complex fraction problems that may require conversion to most reduced form.

The answer keys on these fractions worksheets are some of the most sophisticated on the site, and they show in detail steps like finding common denominators, converting to and from mixed numbers and reducing answers. In some cases there may be alternate steps that can be taken to compute the final fraction, but these answer keys provide a great resource for students struggling to find a solution path for a complex fraction multiplication problem. In many ways, this is some of the best worksheets on the site and I hope they go far in teaching your kids how to multiply fractions easily!

Fraction and Wholes Multiplication

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Basic multiplying fractions against wholes. Each problem on these worksheets has a single fraction multiplied by a whole value.

Fraction and Wholes Multiplication
Fraction Worksheet Multiplication Worksheet and Wholes

Simple Fraction Multiplication

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Basic fraction multiplication, no whole parts or cross-cancelling

Simple Fraction Multiplication
Fraction Worksheet Multiplication Worksheet Simple

Multiplication with Cross Cancelling

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Fraction multiplication showing cross cancelling, no whole parts.

Multiplication with Cross Cancelling
Fraction Worksheet Multiplication Worksheet with Cross Cancelling

Cross Cancelling Workouts

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The multiplying fraction worksheets in this section have a heavy emphasis on problems that require you to cross multiply (or cross cancel) to get the product.

Cross Cancelling Workouts
Cross Cancelling Workouts Fraction Worksheet Multiplication Worksheet

Fraction Multiplication with Wholes

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Basic fraction multiplication with whole parts, no cross-cancelling

Fraction Multiplication with Wholes
Fraction Worksheet Multiplication Worksheet with Wholes

Full Fraction Multiplication

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Basic fraction multiplication with whole parts and cross-cancelling

Full Fraction Multiplication
Fraction Worksheet Multiplication Worksheet Full

When to Use These Multiplying Fractions Worksheets

If you have mastered adding and subtracting fractions, often multiplying fractions will seem a lot less complicated. Many of the steps feel similar, but much of the work associated with common denominators is gone. However, multiplying fractions will put your reducing skills to the test! If you need more help, the fraction calculator at the link below is a powerful tool for seeing how fraction multiplication problems work.

How to Multiply Fractions

To multiply fractions, first convert any mixed fractions to improper fractions. Then, multiply the numerators across to get the answer numerator. Do the same thing for the denominators, multiplying the two values across to get the answer fraction's denominator. Reduce, and if the answer is improper, turn it into a mixed fraction.

The worksheets on this page have various types of practice for multiplying fractions. Included are problems that focus on cross-cancelling which is a skill that greatly simplifies the process of reducing fractions in the answer step. Cross cancelling prior to multiplying fractions results in much smaller products which are significantly easier to reduce and turn into proper fractions.

If you need more help with the steps needed to multiply fractions, this link provides a useful tutorial.