 # 4-6 Multiply Fractions & Mixed Numbers. Multiply Fractions To multiply fractions o multiply the numerators o Multiply the denominators Example: 2/3 *

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4-6 Multiply Fractions & Mixed Numbers

Multiply Fractions To multiply fractions o multiply the numerators o Multiply the denominators Example: 2/3 * 1/2 = = __________ 2/6 1/3

Multiply Fractions – use your calculator To multiply fractions using your calculator: o Example: 2/3 * 1/2 o 2 3 1 2 o this will give you a fraction in simplest form You try these: o ¼ * 4/9 = ________ o 2/3 * (-4) = ________ o -1/3 *(-3/7) = ________ 1/9 -2 2/3 1/7

Multiply Mixed Numbers To multiply mixed numbers o rename the mixed number as an improper fraction o multiply the numerators o multiply the denominators o simplify if you can Example: ½ * 4 ¼ = ___________ 17/8 2 1/8

Multiply Mixed numbers– use your calculator To multiply mixed numbers using your calculator: o Example: 1 2/3 * 5 ½ = o 1 2 3 5 1 2 o this will give you an answer in simplest form _______ You try these: o ¼ * 8 4/9 = ________ o 5 2/3 * (-4) = ________ o -1 1/3 *(-2 2/5) = ________ 9 1/6 2 1/9 -22 2/3 3 1/5

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