In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of multiplying fractions using visual and symbolic representations. The general rule is to multiply the tops together to get a new top, and the bottoms to get a new bottom. Additionally, you'll learn about the process of canceling, which can help simplify the multiplication process by dividing out any common factors between the numerator and denominator. With practice, you can become proficient in multiplying fractions and save a lot of time.
The very basics of multiplying fractions illustrated visually, in words and with the symbols. An explanation of cancelling.