Theory:

Multiplication of a fractional number with another fractional number can be done in two steps:
 
Step 1: Multiply the numerators of the fractions to get the new numerator.
 
Step2: Multiply the denominators of the fractions to get the new denominator.
 
It can be represented as:
Productoftwofractions=ProductofnumeratorsofthefractionsProductofdenominatorsofthefractions
Number of   negative fractionsSign  of  new fraction
Even
\(+\)
Odd
\(-\)
                                                                              
Multiplication of a fraction using the operator 'of ':
  
Let us understand this with an example,
 
Ravi has \(20\) apples, and Ram has one-fifth of it. How many apples does Ram have?
 
ThenumberofappleRamhas=15of20=15×20=205=4apples
 
Multiplication of a fraction by a whole number:
  
Let us understand how to multiply a fraction and a whole number.
Example:
Mithra went to a supermarket, where she bought three \(1/4\) kgs of rice packet. What is the total kg of rice she bought totally?
Let, \(1/4\) kg of rice packet \(=\) rice1.jpg
 
Total Kg of rice she bought can be illustrated as,
rice.jpg =34=3×14=34
Multiplication of mixed fractions:
 
To multiply two mixed fractions first, convert them to improper fractions and then multiply the fractions.
Important!
Value of the products:
 
When two proper fractions are multiplied, the value of the product is less than each proper fraction.
 
When two improper fractions are multiplied, the value of the product is greater than each of the improper fraction.