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Q: What is the algorithm for multiplying fractions?

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When multiplying fractions, the numerators (top numbers) are multiplied together and put as the numerator over the denominators (bottom numbers) multiplied together.When adding fractions, they must both have the same denominator - the fractions are made into equivalent fractions with a common denominator; then the numerators are added together and put over the same common denominator.In both cases of multiplication and addition, the resulting fractions are reduced to simplest form.

you multiply the top numbers straight across, then you multiply the bottom numbers straight across

It is as for example 2/3 divided by 3/4 becomes 2/3 times 4/3 = 8/9

1,000,000 Decimal form avoids fractions. For example, 1/2 is .5 in decimal form. 10^6 is 10x10x10x10x10x10. This is 1,000,000. (Since you are multiplying tens, you can just add the zeros together.)

Algorithms are the foundation of computer Science, it is telling the computer to do the task in the most efficient matter. An algorithm is particularly important in optimizing a computer program, the efficiency of the algorithm usually determines the efficiency of the program as a whole.

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Multiply straight across and cross reduce when necessary

definition of multiplying fractions?

it is euclidean algorithm...

LCD

The algorithm is A/B * C/D = AB/CD.

Fractions and decimals are usually rational numbers. Besides, multiplying rational and irrational numbers is also similar.

When multiplying 2 fractions, we multiply the two numerators together and the two denominators together.

if you have mixed numbers you make them into improper fractions before you multiply

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It is similar because when you divide fractions you are technically multiplying the second number's reciprocal. (Turning the fraction the other way around)

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