**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 6:** Multiply and reduce the answer.

**Answer.** Multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators, but leave them in factored form . Then reduce the answer by factoring the numerator and the denominator and locate the fraction within the mix that has(have) a value of 1.

The answer to the problem is .

You can check the answer with your calculator. Calculate 3 divided by 6 and 10 divided by 5 and multiply the answers. If the answer is 1, you have successfully worked this problem.

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