Multiply fractions: 7/16 × - 311/3 = ? Multiplication result of the ordinary (simple, common) fractions explained

The executed operation (with ordinary fractions):
7/16 × - 311/3

Rewrite the equivalent simplified operation:

Combine the signs of the fractions into a single one, placed in front of the expression.

7/16 × - 311/3 =


- 7/16 × 311/3

Reduce (simplify) fractions to their lowest terms equivalents:

Factor all the numbers in order to easily reduce (simplify) the end fraction.

Fraction: 7/16 already reduced to the lowest terms.
The numerator and the denominator have no common prime factors.
Their prime factorization:
7 is a prime number;
16 = 24;


Fraction: 311/3 already reduced to the lowest terms.
The numerator and the denominator have no common prime factors.
Their prime factorization:
311 is a prime number;
3 is a prime number;


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Multiply the numerators and the denominators of the fractions separately:

- 7/16 × 311/3 =


- (7 × 311) / (16 × 3) =


- (7 × 311) / (24 × 3)

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Reduce (simplify) fraction to its lowest terms equivalent:

Calculate the greatest common factor, GCF:

Multiply all the common prime factors, by the lowest exponents.


But, the numerator and the denominator have no common factors


gcf(7 × 311; 24 × 3) = 1

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Divide the numerator and the denominator by GCF.

The numerator and the denominator of the fraction are coprime numbers (no common prime factors, GCF = 1), the fraction cannot be reduced (simplified): irreducible fraction.

- (7 × 311) / (24 × 3) =


- 2,177/48

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Rewrite the fraction

As a mixed number (also called a mixed fraction):

Mixed number = a whole number and a proper fraction, of the same sign.


Proper fraction = numerator smaller than denominator.


- 2,177 ÷ 48 = - 45 and remainder = - 17 =>


- 2,177 = - 45 × 48 - 17 =>


- 2,177/48 =


( - 45 × 48 - 17)/48 =


( - 45 × 48)/48 - 17/48 =


- 45 - 17/48 =


- 45 17/48

As a decimal number:

- 45 - 17/48 =


- 45 - 17 ÷ 48 ≈


- 45.354166666667 ≈


- 45.35

As a percentage:

- 45.354166666667 =


- 45.354166666667 × 100/100 =


( - 45.354166666667 × 100)/100 =


- 4,535.416666666667/100


- 4,535.416666666667% ≈


- 4,535.42%

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The final answer:
:: written in four ways ::

As a negative improper fraction (numerator >= denominator):
7/16 × - 311/3 = - 2,177/48

As a mixed number (also called a mixed fraction):
7/16 × - 311/3 = - 45 17/48

As a decimal number:
7/16 × - 311/3 ≈ - 45.35

As a percentage:
7/16 × - 311/3 ≈ - 4,535.42%

How to multiply the ordinary fractions:
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Writing numbers: comma ',' used as a thousands separator; point '.' used as a decimal mark; numbers rounded to max. 12 decimals (whenever the case);

Symbols: / fraction bar; ÷ divide; × multiply; + plus; - minus; = equal; ≈ approximation;

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Multiplying fractions. How to multiply ordinary math fractions? Steps. Example.

How to multiply two fractions?

When we multiply ordinary fractions, the end fraction will have:

  • as a numerator, the result of multiplying all the numerators of the fractions,
  • as a denominator, the result of multiplying all the denominators of the fractions.
  • a/b × c/d = (a × c) / (b × d)
  • a, b, c, d are integer numbers;
  • if the pairs (a × c) and (b × d) are not coprime (they have common prime factors) the end fraction should be reduced (simplified) to lower terms.

How to multiply ordinary fractions? Steps.

  • Start by reducing fractions to lower terms (simplifying).
  • Reduce math fractions to lower terms, online, with explanations.
  • Factor the numerators and the denominators of the reduced fractions: break them down to their prime factors.
  • Calculate the prime factors of numbers, online calculator
  • Above the fraction bar we write the product of all the prime factors of the fractions' numerators, without doing any calculations.
  • Below the fraction bar we write the product of all the prime factors of the fractions' denominators, without doing any calculations.
  • Cross out all the common prime factors that appear both above and below the fraction bar.
  • Multiply the remaining prime factors above the fraction bar - this will be the numerator of the resulted fraction.
  • Multiply the remaining prime factors below the fraction bar - this will be the denominator of the resulted fraction.
  • There is no need to reduce (simplify) the resulting fraction, since we have already crossed out all the common prime factors.
  • If the resulted fraction is an improper one (without considering the sign, the numerator is larger than the denominator), it could be written as a mixed number, consisting of an integer and a proper fraction of the same sign.
  • Write improper fractions as mixed numbers, online.
  • Multiply ordinary fractions, online, with explanations.

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