## What is a fraction with a number in front of it called?

A common fraction is usually written as two numbers; a top number and a bottom number. Common fractions can also be expressed in words. The number that is on top is called the numerator, and the number on the bottom is called the denominator (the prefix ‘de-‘ is Latin for reverse) or divisor.

**Does the numerator go inside or outside?**

Be Careful: always divide the denominator into the numerator and not the other way around. In other words, the numerator always goes inside the division box.

**When multiplying mixed numbers What is the first step?**

To multiply mixed numbers, first change any mixed number to an improper fraction. Then multiply the numerators together and the denominators together, as shown in Example .

### Why do you multiply across with fractions?

The reason we cross multiply fractions is to compare them. Cross multiplying fractions tells us if two fractions are equal or which one is greater. This is especially useful when you are working with larger fractions that you aren’t sure how to reduce.

**Does the numerator go on the top of the bottom?**

First, a fraction is made up of two integers—one on the top, and one on the bottom. The top one is called the numerator, the bottom one is called the denominator, and these two numbers are separated by a line.

**How do you multiply fractions step by step?**

To multiply fractions, start by multiplying the numerators together, which are the numbers at the top of the fractions. For example, if you’re trying to solve 2/3 × 3/4, you’d multiply 2 by 3 and get 6. Then, multiply the denominators together, which are the numbers at the bottom of the fractions.

## How to multiply fractions with a pen and paper?

And here is how to do it with a pen and paper (press the play button): Step 1. Multiply the top numbers: Step 2. Multiply the bottom numbers: Step 3. Simplify the fraction: Top times top over bottom times bottom. What about multiplying fractions and whole numbers?

**How to multiply improper fractions?**

To multiply improper fractions, you’ll use the same steps as you did for the proper fractions above but you’ll likely need to convert it to a mixed number fraction at the end. 1. Multiply the numerators of the fractions together

**How do you turn a whole number into a fraction?**

Your first step is turning the whole number into its own fraction. This is easy: you just give it a denominator of 1. So, from our example, 6 becomes 6/1. This is true because 6 divided into 1 group still equals 6. This is true for any whole number: 3 = 3/1, 17 = 17/1, etc. Next, we multiply the two numerators (the top number in a fraction).