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Multiply fractions

# Multiply fractions by whole numbers I

To multiply a fraction by a whole number

1. Write the whole number as a fraction with 1 as the denominator.
2. Multiply the numerators.
3. Multiply the denominators.

Multiply. Simplify your answer and write it as a proper fraction or as a whole or mixed number.

$8\;\cdot\;\frac{7}{8}\;=\;$

Write 8 as a fraction.

$8\;=\;\frac{8}{1}\;$

Multiply the numerators, then multiply the denominators. Simplify the answer.

$\frac{8}{1}\;\cdot\;\frac{7}{8}\;=\;\frac{8\;\cdot\;7}{1\;\cdot\;8}\;=\;\frac{56}{8}\;=\;7\;$

Multiply 6$\cdot\;(\frac{9}{6})$
Simplify your answer and write it as a proper fraction or as a whole or mixed number.

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