Multiplication of fractions involves the following steps:

- express any mixed numerals as improper fractions
- divide the terms in the numerator and denominator by their Highest Common Factor (HCF), vertically or diagonally
- multiply the numerator, then multiply the denominators

## Examples of multiplication of fractions:

**Example 1**:

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**Example 2**:

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**Example 3**:

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= 2

**Example 4**: 2 x 3

Change both the mixed numerals into improper fractions.

So 2 x 3

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= 8 (change back to mixed numerals)

**Example 5**: 2 x 3

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You can learn about division of fractions here