Multiplying fractions calculator

Because multiplying fractions can be tricky, we developed the multiplying fractions calculator. This fraction calculator easily solves your problems with mulitplying fractions. Just entertwo fractions below (the numerator above the fraction bar and the denominator below the fraction bar) and click "Calculate" to multiply the fractions.

Multiply fractions calculator (with steps)

Subtracting fractions step by step

You have not multiplied fractions together yet. Enter two fractions above (the numerator above the fraction bar and the denominator below the fraction bar) and click the "calculate" button. The fraction calculator will multiply the fractions, reduce the result and show you a step-by-step explanation of the calculation.

Example multiplying fractions

When multiplying two fractions, you multiply the numerators together and you multiply the denominators together. The product of the two numerators becomes your new numerator and the product of the two denominators becomes your new denominator. You then only have to simplify the new fraction that you get as a result (if necessary).

We show you an example of multiplying two fractions:
2
3
x
5
8
1
Multiply the numerators together and multiply the denominators together.
When multiplying fractions, you can multiply the numerators as well as the denominators. The result is in fact the product of the numerators above the fraction bar and the product of the denominators below the fraction bar.
2
3
X
5
8
=
2 x 5
3 x 8
=
10
24
2
Simplify the result if possible.
To simplify a fraction, look for the greatest common factor of the numerator and the denominator. The greatest common factor of 10 and 24 is 2. We therefore divide the numerator and denominator by 2.
10 / 2
24 / 2
=
5
12
3
In summary
2
3
X
5
8
=
2 x 5
3 x 8
=
10
24
=
10 / 2
24 / 2
=
5
12

How to multiply fractions?

General steps and rules for multiplying fractions:

  1. Multiply the numerators together and multiply the denominators together.
    When multiplying two fractions, you multiply the numerators together and you multiply the denominators together. The product of the two numerators becomes your new numerator and the product of the two denominators becomes your new denominator.
  2. Reduce the result fraction, if necessary
    Simplify the result by dividing both numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor (GCF).

Mathematical, this is what it looks like:

a
b
×
c
d
=
ac
bd

Using the calculator for multiplying fractions, in addition to the result of the calculation, you will also see the whole work and steps.

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