**Rule 11: To multiply two simple fractions, complete the following steps.
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**1.****Multiply the numerators.****2.****Multiply the denominators.****3.****Reduce the results. (See Rule 10)****a.**- Factor the product of the numerators.
**b.**- Factor the product of the denominators.
**c.**- Look for the fractions that have a value of 1.

**Problem 4:** Multiply and reduce the answer.

**Answer.** Multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators and keep the results in factored form. Look for the fraction in the mix that has a value of 1. See the following steps:

The answer to the problem is .

You can check the answer with your calculator. C calculate 7 divided by 2 and 2 divided by 3 and multiply the results. Now calculate 7 divided by 3. If the answers are the same, you have successfully completed this problem.

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