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**Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers**

Objective: Learn to multiply fractions and mixed numbers.

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**To multiply fractions, multiply the numerators and the denominators**

To multiply fractions, multiply the numerators and the denominators. Then simplify. Steps: If you have a whole number, write it over 1. Ex. 2 as 2 1 2. Multiply the numerators. Multiply the denominators. 4. Simplify Convert any improper fractions to a mixed number. Example 1 Example 2 1 × 2 = 2 6 1 3 2 × 3 4 2 × 3 6 1 2 = 1 1

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Your Examples: 3 × × 4 3 9× 1 2 1 × 8

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When multiplying fractions, if the numerator and the denominator of either fraction have common factors, you can simplify before multiplying. 3 × 2 5 × 3 5 × 3 4 × 42

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When Multiplying Mixed Numbers: First convert the mixed number to an improper fraction. Then multiply normally and simplify. 1× 1 7 × 2 2

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**Homework: Extra Credit:**

1. 3 × × × × × × × × × × Extra Credit: Humans sleep about 1/3 of each day. If each year is equal to 365 ¼ days, Determine the number of days in a year the average human sleeps.

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