Multiply fractions with whole numbers example & worksheets

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How to multiply fraction with whole number

Multiply fractions with whole numbers example & worksheets; Example and printable worksheets to gain more math skills.

Example: Multiply 5 x 8/10 and reduce the answer

Step 1

Rewrite the whole number in fraction form.
The whole number in given question is 5.
So, in fraction form, it can be written as 5/1.
Now, 5 becomes numerator and 1 denominator. 5/1 x 8/10
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Step 2

Multiply the numerators of both the fractions. Simply multiply numerator of first fraction with the numerator of second.
That is 5 x 8 = 40.

Step 3

Multiply denominators of both the fractions. That is 1 and 10.
1 x 10 = 10

Step 4

After multiplying numerator and denominator, answer must be in form of fraction.
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Step 5

Write new numerator over the new denominator.
That is,
– New numerator = 40
– New denominator = 10
You get, 40/10.

Step 6

Now simplify 40/10 as we have to write fraction in its lowest terms. Greatest common factor in 40 and 10 is 10 as both are divisible by 10.

Step 7

So, divide the numerator and denominator by 10.
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You get,
(40/10)/(10/10) = 4/1.
If we divide 40 by 10 you get 4 and when we divide 10 by 10 you get 1.

Step 8

So, you get 4/1 or just 4

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