Multiply Fraction by Whole Number
Multiply Fractions: Learn
To multiply a fraction by a whole number:
 Rewrite the whole number as a fraction with 1 as the denominator
 Multiply just like any other fractions
 Simplify the result, but do not convert to a mixed number unless the instructions say to do so
Example: Multiply 2/9 by 3
2
9
3
1
2 * 3
9 * 1
6
9
2
3
Just like with ordinary fractions, you can cancel factors before multiplying.
Example: Multiply 2/9 by 3, but first simplify the problem by canceling a factor of 3 out of the 3 and 9.
2
3 9
3 1
1
2 * 1
3 * 1
2
3
Multiply Fractions: Practice
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State the answer as a simplified fraction, and not a mixed number.

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