**Rule 13: To multiply two or more 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 2:**- Multiply and reduce the answer.
**Answer:**- The answer is .
**Solution:**- Multiply the numerators, multiply the denominators,
and keep the product in factored form.
Factor the numerator, factor the denominator, and look for the fractions in the mix that have a value of 1.

**Check:**- You can check the answer with your calculator. Calculate and calculate
. If the answers are the same, it means that
and are equivalent and you have worked the problem correctly.

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