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# How can you tell if the product of two fractions will be in simpilist form before you use mulitiplication Use examples?

Updated: 10/18/2022

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13y ago

consider a/b * c/d

check whether a/b and c/d are in simplest form. if not make them..

if they are then check whether a/d and c/b are in simple form. if no make them.

if they are then the answer is going to be a simple fraction.

example 3/8 * 12/5

the given fractions are already in simple form. now check whether 3/5 and 12/8 are in simple form. 12/ 8 is not in simple form. so canceling the multiple 4 12/8 = 3/2

now all fractions are simple therefore now the multiplication becomes 3/2 * 3/5 = 9/10

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