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Free printable and online worksheets to help Grade 5 students practice multiplying fractions with canceling.
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Multiply fractions with canceling
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To multiply fractions, you need to follow these steps:
Step 1: Multiply the numerators of the fractions together.
Step 2: Multiply the denominators of the fractions together.
Step 3: Simplify the resulting fraction, if possible, by reducing the numerator and denominator to their lowest terms.
Multiplying fractions by canceling is a technique used to simplify fractions before multiplying them. This technique is helpful because you will be multiplying smaller numbers when possible.
Here’s how it works:
Suppose you have two fractions: a/b and c/d. To multiply them, you would normally multiply the numerators (top numbers) together and the denominators (bottom numbers) together:
(a/b) x (c/d) = ac/bd
However, sometimes the fractions can be simplified by canceling out common factors in the numerator and denominator. For example, if a and d have a common factor, you can cancel it out by dividing both by that factor. Similarly, if b and c have a common factor, you can cancel it out by dividing both by that factor. This can be repeated until there are no more common factors.
For example:
Have a look at this video if you need to review how to multiply fractions with canceling.
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Multiply Fractions Worksheet #1
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Multiply Fractions Worksheet #2
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Multiply Fractions & Whole Numbers
Multiply Mixed Numbers
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Multiply Fractions with Fractions
Multiply Fractions with Whole Numbers
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