# How multiply fractions with different denominators

02.07.2018 | by Mandie
Dividing fractions works exactly the same, with the addition of one more step at the beginning. And the easiest way to find a common denominator is to just multiply the denominators. Now we are going to talk about adding fractions with different denominators. You simply add the numerators and keep the same denominator, then simplify if needed. You don't even have the courtesy to tell us where you are - perhaps you think 'we' can all psychically know. Simplify the multiplied result to the lowest. This video shows you how to multiply fractions with different denominators. But for multiplying or dividing fractions, the denominators don't matter at all. Method is same for all type of fractions.
Build each fraction so that both denominators are equal. Here are the steps for adding fractions with different denominators. Divide both the numerator and the denominator by the greatest common factor to find the simplest form of the fraction. Multiply the numerator with the numerator of the other fraction.