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# Multiply Fractions (Cancel Common Factors) Worksheet

## 8 problems   Common factors can be defined as a whole number that is a factor for more than two numbers. Fraction is a part of number system that can be represented in the form of ‘a/b’.  In order to multiply fractions by cancelling common factors we can cancel out the common factors of numbers before multiplication. Another way to solve such problems is to simplify that fraction to its lowest terms.

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## Teaching Multiplying Fractions (cancel common factors) Easily

• Divide out elements that are shared by both a numerator and a denominator to multiply fractions by canceling common factors.
• Any denominator and any numerator may contain the factor that is being split out.

Here is an example to solve a question on multiplying fractions. Let’s look at the given example mentioned below to understand more about multiplying fractions using the cancel common factors method.

Q. Multiply 14/15*15/16.

1. Following are the steps to solve the given question.

Step 1: To solve this, first divide 15 by 15 and 14 and 16 by 2.

14/15*15/16

Step 2: On dividing the above equation, we get it simplified as

7*1/1*8

Step 3: On further simplification of the given equation, we get the results as

7/8.

## Why Should You Use a Multiply Fractions(Cancel Common Factors) Worksheet for your students?

• Multiply Fractions (cancel common factors) worksheets will help your students to understand more about fractions and its simplification by cancelling the common factors.

• Students can easily solve questions related to multiply fractions using these worksheets.

You can download and print these super fun equations with Multiply Fractions(cancel common factors) worksheets  pdf from here for your students. You can also try our Multiply Fractions (Cancel Common Factors) Problems and Multiply Fractions (Cancel Common Factors) Quiz as well for a better understanding of the concepts.

## Teaching Multiplying Fractions (cancel common factors) Easily

• Divide out elements that are shared by both a numerator and a denominator to multiply fractions by canceling common factors.
• Any denominator and any numerator may contain the factor that is being split out.

Here is an example to solve a question on multiplying fractions. Let’s look at the given example mentioned below to understand more about multiplying fractions using the cancel common factors method.

Q. Multiply 14/15*15/16.

1. Following are the steps to solve the given question.

Step 1: To solve this, first divide 15 by 15 and 14 and 16 by 2.

14/15*15/16

Step 2: On dividing the above equation, we get it simplified as

7*1/1*8

Step 3: On further simplification of the given equation, we get the results as

7/8.

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