Practice Objectives
• Demonstrate the ability to find the product of two or more fractions
• Demonstrate the ability to find the product of signed fractions
• Demonstrate the ability to reduce a fraction to lowest terms

## Practice Multiplying Fractions

Instructions:

Answer 7/10 questions correctly to pass.

Write a negative fraction as: -a/b or a/-b.

Problem:

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Multiplying Fractions:

1. Simplify each fraction
2. Cross cancel any common factors among all numerators and denominators
• Numerator: Find the product of all numerators
• Denominator: Find the product of all denominators

Multiplying Signed Fractions:

1. Determine the sign of the product
• An even number of negatives gives a positive product
• An odd number of negatives gives a negative product
2. Work with the absolute values
3. Simplify each fraction
4. Cross cancel any common factors among all numerators and denominators
• Numerator: Find the product of all numerators
• Denominator: Find the product of all denominators
6. Attach the correct sign to the answer

Multiplying a Whole Number by a Fraction:

1. Simplify each fraction
2. Write any whole number as a fraction with a denominator of 1
3. Cross cancel any common factors among all numerators and denominators
• Numerator: Find the product of all numerators
• Denominator: Find the product of all denominators

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