Multiplying Fractions with Whole Numbers13,231 Reads
Multiplying fractions with whole numbers is much easier than adding fractions.
Let us learn this by following examples :
If we have four children and each has two cookies, how many cookies are there in all?
If we multiply 4 x 2, we find that there are 8 cookies total.
Multiply the numerator by the whole number, and leave the denominator the same.
That's your new numerator!
4 x 2 = 8
Remember, the denominator stays the same, so our answer is:
Since the numerator is larger than the denominator, you can tell that this fraction is bigger than one.
Here is how we did it. To change an improper fraction to a mixed number, you must divide the numerator by the denominator. Then, the mixed number takes the following form :
- The answer becomes the whole number
- The remainder becomes the numerator
- The denominator stays the same
- Fractions represent parts of whole numbers
- Numerator (number on top) represents how many parts of the whole you have
- Denominator (number on the bottom) represents how many equal parts the whole is divided into.
- Multiplying Fractions by a Whole Number: Multiply the numerator by the whole number, and leave the denominator the same.