Multiply the fractions and simplify the answer example & PDF worksheets

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Multiply more than two fractions

Multiply the fractions and simplify the answer example & PDF; learn how to multiply fractions and get further in the training with worksheets and test.

Example: Multiply 3/4 x 6/7 x 8/9 and reduce the answer

Step 1

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Multiply the numerators of the three fractions, but leave in factored form.
These are, 3, 6 and 8.
so you have 3 x 6 x 8

Step 2

Multiply the denominators of the given three fractions, but leave in factored form.
These are, 4, 7 and 9.
4 x 7 x 9

Step 3

Answer must also be in fraction form with new numerator and new denominator.
That is,
(3 x 6 x 8) / (4 x 7 x 9)
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Step 4

Now factor the both numerator and denominator and look for fractions that have value of 1.
3 can be factored as (3 x 1)
6 as (2 x 3)
8 as (2 x 2 x 2)

And in denominator,
4 as (2 x 2)
7 as (7 x 1)
9 as (3 x 3)

Step 5

Replace with these values:

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