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Multiplying &amp; Dividing Fractions. Multiplying Fractions. Mixed numbers need to be changed to improper fractions first Simplify by dividing the numerators and denominators by the GCF Multiply the numerators Multiply the denominators Simplify the answer if needed. Find the product.

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### Multiplying & Dividing Fractions

Multiplying Fractions
• Mixed numbers need to be changed to improper fractions first
• Simplify by dividing the numerators and denominators by the GCF
• Multiply the numerators
• Multiply the denominators
• Simplify the answer if needed

### Dividing Fractions

Division can be done through repeated subtraction.

There are 6 one-thirds in 2, therefore ,

Division can also be shown with models.

Then divide each rectangle into thirds.

There are 6 thirds in the model so

Take the ½ of a pie and divide it into 3 equal pieces so . Each person will get 1/6 of the pie.