# Multiplying And Dividing Fractions Worksheets

• Section 1 of the Multiplying and Dividing Fractions worksheet contains 12 skills-based Multiplying and Dividing Fractions questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
• Section 2 contains 4 applied Multiplying and Dividing Fractions questions with a mix of worded problems and deeper problem solving questions
• Section 3 contains 4 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style Multiplying and Dividing Fractions questions
• Answers and a mark scheme for all Multiplying and Dividing Fractions questions
• Follows variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
• All questions created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
• Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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### Multiplying and dividing fractions at a glance

Multiplication and division of fractions can be more straightforward than adding or subtracting fractions because a common denominator is not required. It is important however that students are confident with equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions.

To multiply a pair of fractions, simply multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators. The answer should always be written in its simplest form by cancelling common factors from the numerator and denominator.

To divide a pair of fractions, we find the reciprocal of the second fraction (essentially, flip the numerator and denominator). We then multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction, and finally cancel any common factors to write the fraction in its lowest terms.

Fraction multiplication and division can be extended to working with mixed numbers (sometimes called mixed fractions); a mixed number has both a whole number (integer) part and a simple fraction part. We can convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions in order to calculate with them.

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