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