## What is a strategy for multiplying fractions?

The Simple Way To Multiply Fractions Multiply the numerators (top numbers) Multiply the denominators (bottom numbers) If needed, simplify or reduce the fraction.

### What’s the strategy for dividing fractions?

Dividing two fractions is the same as multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction. The first step to dividing fractions is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators.

#### Why do we need to learn multiplication and division of fractions?

Fractions help children understand the nature of numbers and their interactions (e.g., the meaning of division). If a child doesn’t understand how fractions work, it will interfere with his ability to learn algebra later.

**What are 3 ways to divide fractions?**

You can solve most division problems by following these three steps:

- Flip (or invert) the divisor into a reciprocal.
- Change the division sign to a multiplication symbol and multiply.
- Simplify your answer if possible.

**In what ways are multiplying and dividing important to use in life?**

It is also important in many everyday situations. For children, it could be helpful as well, in calculations like dividing the money among siblings. In daily life, there are many situations, such as cooking, gardening, and collecting data about the number of people that can benefit from having a multiplication table.

## What are the 4 steps to multiplying fractions?

Step 1: Multiply the numerators from each fraction by each other (the numbers on top). The result is the numerator of the answer….Dividing Fractions

- Step 1: Take the reciprocal of the divisor.
- Step 2: Multiply the numerators.
- Step 3: Multiply the denominators.
- Step 4: Simplify the answer.