The general rule for multiplying fractions
is to multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators
and reduce if possible.

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NOTE: This method can require more work than needed,
especially when larger numbers are used.

 

 We recommend the use of cross reduction when multiplying fractioins.

 example

We have expanded the example above to illustrate the full concept.

The commutative property of multiplication allows us to switch the places of the numbers being multiplied.

We can clearly see where reduction can be used.

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Input solution:

Use / for the fraction bar and show answer in simplest form.

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