**Multiplication of Fractions**

**Multiplication of a fraction by a whole number**

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In **multiplication of a fraction** by a
whole number we use the process of repeated addition.

For example,

For example,

**Multiplication of a fraction by a fraction**

In multiplication of a fraction by a fraction, we
divide the same whole object into two fractions. The common shaded part is the
product of the fractions.

For example,

a. If there is a mixed fraction, change it to
improper fraction.

b. Numerators and denominators should be
cancelled by common factors.

c. Numerators and denominators are
multiplied.

d. If the product is an improper fraction, change it to a mixed fraction.

For example,

**Division of Fractions**

**Division of a fraction by a fraction**

In **division
of a fraction by a fraction** or when **we
divide a fraction by another fraction**, we multiply the dividend fraction
with the reciprocal of its divisor fraction.

The reciprocal of a fraction is the fraction
obtained by interchanging its numerator and denominator.

For example:

So, we simply change the divide (÷) sign
into multiply (×) sign and interchange the numerator and denominator of the
divisor. Then, we multiply the fractions.

For example,

*Workout
Examples*

*Workout Examples*

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and division of fractions here.*

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