MULTIPLICATION: Problem 2
- Rule 13:
To multiply two or more simple fractions, complete the
- Multiply the numerators.
- Multiply the denominators.
- Reduce the results. (See Rule 10)
- Factor the product of the numerators.
- Factor the product of the denominators.
- Look for the fractions that have a value of 1.
- Problem 2:
- Multiply and reduce the answer.
- The answer is .
- 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.
- 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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