Multiply Fractions with Canceling Worksheet

Free printable and online worksheets to help Grade 5 students practice multiplying fractions with canceling.

Printable “Multiplying Fractions” worksheets.
Multiply Fractions & Whole Numbers
Multiply Fractions by Fractions (Area Model)
Multiply Fractions with Canceling
Multiply Mixed Numbers

There are also some worksheets and multiplying fraction word problems for online practice.

How to multiply fractions?

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.

How to multiply fractions by canceling?

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:

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Multiply Fractions Word Problems

1. Phillip’s family traveled 3/10 of the distance to his grandmother’s house on Saturday. They traveled of the 4/7 remaining distance on Sunday. What fraction of the distance to his grandmother’s house was traveled on Sunday?
2. Santino bought a 3/4 lb bag of chocolate chips. He used 2/3 of the bag while baking. How many pounds of chocolate chips did he use while baking?
3. A newspaper’s cover page is 3/8 text, and photographs fill the rest. If 2/3 of the text is an article about endangered species, what fraction of the cover page is the article about endangered species?

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