Ask Uncle Colin: How do I multiply mixed fractions? | Colin

Ask Uncle Colin is a chance to ask your burning, possibly embarrassing, maths questions — and to show off your skills at coming up with clever acronyms. Send your questions to colin@flyingcoloursmaths.co.uk and Uncle Colin will do what he can.

Dear Uncle Colin,

I’m OK at multiplying simple fractions by numbers and fractions by each other, but I don’t understand how to multiply mixed fractions together. Help!

— Variations In Numerators Can Upset Learners Understanding Maths

Hello VINCULUM1 ! I think I’m on record as saying that mixed fraction are the embodiment of pure evil, but…

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