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# What is mixed fraction multiplication?

Updated: 10/24/2023

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It is the binary operation of multiplication which has two inputs, at least one of which comprises a mixed fraction: that is, a fraction which consists of an integer part and a part which is a proper fraction.

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Mixed fraction multiplication refers to the process of multiplying two mixed fractions. To do this, first convert the mixed fractions into improper fractions. Then, multiply the numerators together and the denominators together. Finally, reduce the resulting fraction, if possible, by finding the greatest common divisor of the numerator and denominator.

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### How do you mulitiply a fraction by a mixed number?

The simplest way is to rewrite the mixed number as an improper (top-heavy) fraction and then multiply the two fractions together as normal.For example, 2/7 * 1 1/4 = 2/7*5/4 = 10/28 = 5/14

### Do you have to change mixed fraction into improper fraction every multiplying time?

No you do not HAVE TO. But you are well advised to do so. You are far more likely to run into problems or make mistakes if you try to go through the multiplication process using mixed fractions.

### What must be done to a mixed number before it can be added subtracted multiplied or divided?

For addition and subtraction, nothing. For multiplication, nothing provided you are able to use the distributive property efficiently. For division the mixed fraction should be converted to a top-heavy fraction. Although this can help with the other operations, it is not a "must".

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### What is 87.5 percent of a fraction or mixed number?

To find 87.5% of a fraction or mixed number, you first convert the fraction or mixed number into a whole number with or without a decimal (ex. 3/4=.75; 1 3/8=1.375). Next, you take 87.5% and convert it into a decimal (for multiplication. To do this, you simply move the decimal point (.) two paces to the left (87.5=.875) and the opposite when converting a decimal to a percent. Next, you multiply .875 by whatever the converted fraction or mixed number came out as. Now you have your answer. Hope this helps.

### What are examples of mixed fraction?

A mixed fraction is another way of writing fractions. Mixed fractions include a whole number and a fraction. For example, 2-1/2 is a mixed fraction. But it's equivalent value 5/2 is not a mixed fraction but an improper fraction.

### How is the multiplication of fractions and division of fractioms alike and different?

Division is the multiplication by the reciprocal or multiplicative inverse. In simpler language, to divide by a fraction change the division sign to multiplication and flip the fraction.

### What is 175 as a decimal and a mixed fraction?

175: as a decimal = 175.0 as a mixed fraction = Ideally, it can't be converted into a mixed fraction.

### What is the difference between multiplication and division fractions?

In dividing fractions you have to change division to multiplication and change the second fraction into a recipracol(flip the fraction.

### How do you times a mixed fraction by a whole number?

Convert the mixed fraction to an improper fraction, multiply by the whole number, convert the answer back to a mixed fraction (if required).

### What consists of a whole number and a fraction?

A mixed numberThis is called a mixed number or mixed fraction.

### When an improper fraction is written as a combination of a whole and a proper fraction what it is called?

It is called a mixed number or a mixed fraction.