Multiplying fractions calculator
To multiply two fractions, you can follow these steps:
- Multiply the numerators (top numbers) of the fractions together.
- Multiply the denominators (bottom numbers) of the fractions together.
- Simplify the resulting fraction, if possible.
For example, to multiply 2/3 by 5/8:
- 2 x 5 = 10
- 3 x 8 = 24
- The resulting fraction is 10/24, which can be simplified by dividing both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor, which in this case is 2. This gives 5/12 as the final answer.
So 2/3 x 5/8 = 5/12.