### There are 3 basic steps to main point fractions

1. Multiply the top numbers (the numerators).

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2. Multiply the bottom number (the denominators).

3. Simplify the fraction if needed.

**Step 1**. Multiply the height numbers:

*1* **2** × *2* **5** = *1×2* = *2*

**Step 2**. Main point the bottom numbers:

*1* **2** × *2* **5** = *1×2* **2×5** = *2* **10**

**Step 3**. Leveling the fraction:

*2* **10** = *1* **5**

### With Pizza

Here you deserve to see it with pizza ...

Do you see that half of two-fifths is two-tenths?**Do you also see that two-tenths is easier as one-fifth?**

### With Pen and also Paper

And here is just how to execute it with a pen and record (press the beat button):

**Step 1**. Multiply the top numbers:

*1* **3** × *9* **16** = *1×9* = *9*

**Step 2**. Main point the bottom numbers:

*1* **3** × *9* **16** = *1×9* **3×16** = *9* **48**

**Step 3**. Simplify the fraction:

*9* **48** = *3* **16**

**(This time we simplified by splitting both top and bottom through 3)**

## The Rhyme

♫ "Multiplying fractions: no large problem,Top times peak over bottom time bottom. "And don"t forget come simplify,Before it"s time to say goodbye" ♫

## Fractions and also Whole Numbers

**What about multiplying fractions and** entirety numbers?

**Make the entirety number a fraction, by putting it over 1.**

Make 5 into *5* **1** :

*2* **3** × *5* **1**

Now just go ahead as normal.

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Multiply tops and bottoms:

*2* **3** × *5* **1** = *2×5* **3×1** = *10* **3**

The portion is currently as simple as it deserve to be.

Answer = *10* **3**

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