## Simplifying Fractions: 1/4 x 1/2

This article explores how to multiply fractions and simplify the result to its simplest form.

### Understanding the Problem

We are asked to multiply the fractions **1/4** and **1/2**.

### Multiplying Fractions

To multiply fractions, we simply multiply the numerators (top numbers) and the denominators (bottom numbers).

- Numerator: 1 x 1 = 1
- Denominator: 4 x 2 = 8

Therefore, the result of the multiplication is **1/8**.

### Simplifying the Result

The fraction 1/8 is already in its simplest form because the numerator (1) and the denominator (8) have no common factors other than 1.

### Conclusion

Therefore, the product of 1/4 and 1/2, simplified to its simplest form, is **1/8**.