Multiply Mixed Numbers
Multiply Mixed Numbers: Learn
Mixed numbers consist of an integer followed by a fraction. To Multiply Mixed Numbers:
 Convert each mixed number to an improper fraction.
 Multiply the two numerators together.
 Multiply the two denominators together.
 Convert the result back to a mixed number if it is an improper fraction.
 Simplify the result.
Example: Multiply 6 2/8 by 3 5/9
6
2
8
3
5
9
50
8
32
9
50 * 32
8 * 9
1600
72
22
16
72
22
2
9
That last step can be tough, simplifying a fraction with big numbers. To keep the numbers small and easy to work with, you can cancel factors before multiplying. It's the same as simplifying a fraction, but you can choose the numerator and denominator of either fraction.
Example: Multiply again, but simplify the problem by canceling a factor of 8 out of the 32 and 8.
6
2
8
3
5
9
50
1 8
32 4
9
50 * 4
1 * 9
200
9
22
2
9
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