Rule 11: To multiply two simple fractions, complete the following steps.
Problem 1: Reduce the fraction .
Answer. Rewrite the fraction with the numerator and the denominator factored and then locate the fraction within the mix that has a value of 1.
The fraction can be written as
The fraction is equivalent to the fraction .
You can check the problem with your calculator. Calculate 18 divided by 24 and calculate 3 divided by 4. If you are correct, both answers are the same.
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Author: Nancy Marcus