Formula
The formula for multiplying fractions is simple, just multiply all the numerators (top numbers) together and all the denominators (bottom numbers) together
a |
b |
c |
d |
a x c |
b x d |
Example:
4 |
8 |
2 |
12 |
Multiply numerators together and denominators together
4 |
8 |
2 |
12 |
4 x 2 |
8 x 12 |
8 |
96 |
Simplify the fraction if possible
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8 |
96 |
8 ÷ 8 |
96 ÷ 8 |
1 |
12 |
Positive Fractions
-1 |
-2 |
1 |
-2 |
-1 |
2 |
1 |
2 |
Negative Fractions
-1 |
2 |
1 |
-2 |
-1 |
-2 |
1 |
2 |