## Sir John A Macdonald's Math Notebook

# Contact Information

Email: drbell@uwo.ca

# Multiplication of Fractions

Reduce the fractions to simple fractions. Then multiply the numerators together and multiply the denominators together. If the two numbers are mixed factions (a whole number and a fraction) then multiply the whole numbers together, multiply the fractions together, multiply each whole number by the fraction associated with the other whole number and add the four terms together.

Examples:

(1) Multiply by of of 7.

This can be expressed as .

(2) Multiply by .

The four terms are:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

Total: