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## Multiplication of Fractions

Multiplying fractions uses the principle of cancellation . Cancellation saves you from reducing the answer after multiplying.

To cancel, divide any numerator and any denominator by the largest number possible (that is, the greatest common factor) .

To multiply two or more fractions :

• Step 1 Cancel if possible .
• Step 2 Multiply numerators .
• Step 3 Multiply denominators .
• Step 4 Simplify the answer if possible .

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### Multiplication of Fractions Practice Problems

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Practice problems for these concepts can be found at: More Advanced Fractions Practice Test.

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