# How do you multiply rational numbers in fraction form?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 23, 2014

You simply multiply the nominators (top) and the denominators (bottom):

After this, you might have to simplify if asked to do so.

Here's an example:

Following our rule, we should first multiply the nominators:

After this, we should multiply the denominators:

And then we should divide both these numbers:

If you're asked to simplify this answer to the lowest terms, you should divide both the nominator and denominator by 4 (in this case), because that's the GCD of the two numbers.