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Q: Do you cross simplify in multiplying fractions?

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No.

First line them up. Its jsut like normal multiplication. Mulitply them across as they are. Simplify the answer when done.

You can simplify fractions, sometimes, but you can never simplify whole numbers.

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

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Cross canceling is a way to simplify or reduce fractions before multiplying them. For example, 2/4 x 1/6 can be reduced to 1/4 x 1/3 by cross canceling.

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by cross multipling

Yes, because you can simplify the fractions then check the Cross products

When cross multiplying, finding the product of the means and extremes, you are technically getting a common denominator that reduces out.

This has the effect of producing a denominator in the answer that has each of the original denominators as factors. You don't have to worry about simplifying the fractions before multiplying. Of course, you may have to simplify after multiplying. There's no way out.

You look at the fractions sideways. Lets say that you had 3/4 and 2/3 and you were multiplying them. Put them on paper. Now you can see that 4 and 2 are compatible. What you do is: Cross out the four and put a 2. This means 2 goes into 4 twice. Then cross out the 2 and put a 1. This means that 2 goes into 2 once. Now you just multiply. Hope that answered your question!

Cross-multiplying is when you have two fractions, and you multiply the numerator of each fraction by the other fractions's denominator. In other words, if you have two fractions a/b and c/d, cross-multiplying would be finding a*d and b*c. If a/b=c/d, then ad = bc.

definition of multiplying fractions?

Multiplying fractions is the easiest operation you can do with them. Nothing complicated is required, just multiply the top two and the bottom two. Simple as that!

First line them up. Its jsut like normal multiplication. Mulitply them across as they are. Simplify the answer when done.

Yes, then do the same for the denominators. But THEN you are usually expected to simplify the resulting fraction.

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