# Multiplying Mixed Numbers In 24 Hours Or Less Free

Multiplying mixed numbers means to convert mixed numbers into a form where multiplication is possible.

## Multiplying Fractions:

Multiplying fractions is easier than adding or subtracting. Follow this single step below:

Step 1: Multiply numerator to numerator and denominator to denominator.

Consider this multiplication problem
1/2 • 3/4

multiplying the numerators together, and then multiply the denominators together. So we have,
(1•3) /(2•4) = 3/8

## Multiplying Mixed Numbers:

To multiply mixed numbers convert the mixed numbers into fractions which can be proper or improper fraction:

112 . 1/2

We convert 112to the improper fraction 32, so now have
3212=34
Consider another example, multiplying factors that are both mixed numbers:
313• 212
Again, we convert both mixed numbers to improper fractions and perform the multiplication:

10352=10•53•2

= 506= 813

## Multiplying Fractions that consist of Variables in the numerator and denominator:

We treat fractions with variables no differently than if we were working with constants—the numerators are multiplied together, and the denominators are multiplied together as shown in this example:
𝑚/𝑥 • 𝑐/𝑑 = mc/xd or cm/dx
As another example consider this problem:
m/n • 1/2
Multiplying the numerators together and the denominators, we obtain the answer:
m•1 / n •2 = 𝑚/𝑛•2

= 𝑚/2n

## Cancellation Method:

A little shortcut for how to multiply fractions is what is called “cancelling.” Watch how it works. Let’s begin with the multiplication of two fractions. We note that 5 is the greatest common factor of 5 in the numerator and 10 in the denominator. So we divide 5 into both the numerator and denominator to obtain: