How do you multiply a fraction and a mixed number? Mixed numbers are those that come with a whole number written next to a fraction. Multiplying a mixed number with a fraction is similar to multiplying the two fractions. We rewrite any value as an improper function to help us multiply fraction. Rewrite two mixed numbers as an improper fraction and then, we will multiply them. We will cut down numerators and denominators via multiplication method and then, we will simplify it. We will simplify the answer that is improper function then, we will change the result to a mixed number. Doing so entails the following steps: Before multiplying both the terms, we would have to write down the sum correctly. For example, you are given 4 1/2 and 1/6 as the terms to multiply. You will write them down like, 4 1/2 x 1/6. Next, we will have to convert this value into the improper fraction. First, multiply the whole number with the denominator of the fraction and add the product with the numerator. Taking the above example, we will multiply 4 with 2 to get 8 and add 1 to get 9. So, the final result will 9/4. The fraction will convert into, 9/4 x 1/6. We will then notice if numerators and denominators can be reduced. In this sum, we can reduce 9 and 6 with 3. We will get 3/4 x 1/2. Finally, we will multiply the fractions to get 3/8 as the proper fraction we can divide the fraction to get the mixed fraction, 2 2/3.
The worksheets that are featured in this section key in on how to add simple fractions to already mixed numbers. Your first task is to find a common denominator. This often takes a good bit of work. Start with the lowest common denominator between the two and then convert all the values to improper fractions. Once that is done, find the sum of all the fractions that are included. The last step is just to simply reduce the final answer to the lowest fraction. These worksheets explains how to estimate mixed operations with fractions. These worksheets will work on practicing adding, subtracting, and multiplying mixed numbers and fractions.