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How to Multiply a Fraction by Another Fraction

Learn how to multiply fractions together.

By
Jason Marshall, PhD
1-minute read

To multiply two or more fractions, simply multiply all of the numerators of the fractions in your problem together to obtain the numerator of the resulting fraction. Then, multiply all of the denominators of the fractions in your problem together to obtain the denominator of the resulting fraction. For example, 1/2 x 3/5 x 2/3 = (1 x 3 x 2) / (2 x 5 x 3) = 6/30 = 1/5.

For more, see How To Multiply Fractions
 

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About the Author

Jason Marshall, PhD

Jason Marshall is the author of The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra. He provides clear explanations of math terms and principles, and his simple tricks for solving basic algebra problems will have even the most math-phobic person looking forward to working out whatever math problem comes their way.

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