## Multiplying unit fractions and whole numbers

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So let's do that. Suppose you only want to make 2 crumb piecrusts. Dividing whole numbers by unit fractions Get 3 of 4 questions to level up!

You probably also correctly multiplied numerators and denominators. Alternately, you can convert the mixed number into a decimal number, then multiply.

## Multiplying Mixed Fractions

Often the resulting product will not be in lowest terms, so you must also simplify. So that looks pretty good. Not Helpful 35 Helpful 82.

You turn the whole number into a fraction by putting the whole number as the numerator and one as the denominator. To find the denominator of the answer, take the denominators of the question, 1 and 3, and multiply those together. Finding common denominators Opens a modal. Finally, simplify your answer and turn it into a mixed number or a whole number.

So instead of having 5 wholes, we now have 10 halves. Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators Opens a modal. Not Helpful 64 Helpful 99.