A fraction has two parts numerator and denominator. The top number is called as numerator where as the bottom one is called as denominator. Multiplication is one of the arithmetic operation used and is denoted as “ X “. Whole numbers are the numbers which starts from 0. That is 0, 1, 2,.…..
Example 1: Find the value of 8 x
Here 8 is an integer and is a fraction.
Step 1: Rewriting an integer value as a fraction. 8 can be written as . The denominator is 1 such that the value of the fraction remains the same.
Step 2: Now inorder to get the numerator of the result we will multiply numerators of both the fractions. Hence 8 x 7 = 56
Step 3: To get the denominator of the result we will multiply the denominators of both the fractions. Hence 1 x 10 = 10
Step 4: Simplification of the result =
Example 2: Multiply the numbers 2 and 7
Here 2 is a mixed fraction and 7 is an integer.
Step 1: Convert mixed fraction into an improper fraction. 2 = = =
So, x 7
Step 2: 7 is an integer. Rewriting 7 as a fraction. 7 =
Step 3: Multiplying the numerators of both the fractions. That is 11 x 7 = 77
Step 4: Multiplying the denominators of both the fractions. That is 4 x 1 = 4
The product of the given fractions is .