# Multiply and Reduce

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet focuses on the multiplication of mixed numbers. It presents sixteen problems where students are required to multiply two mixed numbers and then simplify the result to its simplest form. Each problem has a space for the student to write the answer. Mixed numbers are numbers that contain both a whole number and a fraction, and this worksheet provides a variety of such numbers to practice with.

The worksheet is intended to teach students how to multiply mixed numbers, a more advanced skill in the arithmetic of fractions. It helps students practice converting mixed numbers to improper fractions for multiplication, performing the multiplication, and then simplifying or converting back to a mixed number if necessary. The exercise also reinforces students’ understanding of fraction simplification, which involves finding the greatest common divisor and reducing fractions to their simplest form. By working through these problems, students can become proficient in handling mixed numbers in multiplication, a fundamental skill for higher-level math.