Multiply fractions with whole numbers example & worksheets
How to multiply fraction with whole number
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Example: Multiply 5 x 8/10 and reduce the answer
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
Multiply the numerators of both the fractions. Simply multiply numerator of first fraction with the numerator of second.
That is 5 x 8 = 40.
Multiply denominators of both the fractions. That is 1 and 10.
1 x 10 = 10
After multiplying numerator and denominator, answer must be in form of fraction.
Write new numerator over the new denominator.
– New numerator = 40
– New denominator = 10
You get, 40/10.
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.
So, divide the numerator and denominator by 10.
(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.
So, you get 4/1 or just 4