Multiplying Simple Fractions: Problem 4

Rule 11: To multiply two simple fractions, complete the following steps.

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 tex2html_wrap_inline43 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:

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The answer to the problem is tex2html_wrap_inline47 .

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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