To multiply fractions with whole numbers write each fraction as an improper fraction to do so multiply the whole number by the fractions denominator then add the numerator place this new number over the old denominator once you have two improper fractions multiply the numerators together to get the numerator for your answer and then do . Once you have turned your whole number into a fraction follow the rules for multiplying fractionsmultiply the top numbers of the fraction straight across the top numbers are the numeratorsfor example with 3 8 x 32 1 multiply 3 x 32 to get 96. If youre ever unsure about your answer in questions involving the multiplication of whole numbers and fractions use this calculator to help you double check your work good lessons to review and move forward with to help you understand this lesson better includes finding common factors comparing rational numbers and solving problems with rational numbers in fraction form. Step 1 change the whole number to a fraction this is really easy the number 2 is the fraction 2 1 the number 400 is the fraction 400 1 and so on step 2 multiply the two fractions example 2 3 x 12 we can reduce 24 3 to 8 1 using the euclidean algorithm of course 8 1 8
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