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Check out this step-by-step guide to learn the methods for multiplying and dividing fractions for GCSE Maths. We’ve included everything you need to know. Then practice with the questions at the end.

Multiplying fractions

Compared to adding, subtracting and dividing fractions, this is the method that should be easiest to remember. All you need to do is simply multiply the numerators together and multiply the denominators together. Let’s look at an example…

Multiplying fractions

Dividing fractions

There are just a couple of extra steps to remember when dividing fractions. First of all you need to “flip over” the second fraction (switching the numerator and denominator around) and then change the divide sign to a multiply. Then you just multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators. Let’s look at another example…

That’s everything you need to know about multiplying and dividing fractions for GCSE Maths. Now have a go at the practice questions below to perfect your knowledge. Check out BBC bitesize for more great resources on this topic.

Practice Questions

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