Q: Do you need to change the denominator when multiplying fractions?

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No you do not.

No. Dividing fractions is achieved by inverting the divisor and multiplying the resulting fractions. To multiply fractions the numerators are multiplied together to form the new numerator and the denominators are multiplied together to form the new denominator.

Fractions can only be added or subtracted if the denominators are the same. If the denominators are different, then the fractions need to be made into equivalent fractions with the same denominator. The new denominator can be found simply by multiplying the denominators together, but this can lead to some large fractions with which to work. A better new denominator is the lowest common multiple of (all the) denominators. (Once the new denominator is found, the fractions' new numerators are found by multiplying their current numerator by the new denominator divided by their current denominator to make their equivalent fractions with the new denominator.) Once all the fractions are converted into equivalent fractions with the new denominator then the fractions can be added or subtracted, with the result being simplified (if possible).

You DO need a common denominator to add, subtract, or compare fractions. You DO NOT need a common denominator to multiply or divide fractions.

They need a common denominator when you add them. For example, if you want to add 1/2 and 1/3, you need to change the fractions to equivalents that share the same denominator, so you can combine them. 1/2 + 1/3 = 3/6 + 2/6 = 5/6

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No you do not.

Note: numerator is the top part of the fraction, denominator is the bottom part. 1) Find a common denominator. It may be the least common denominator, but it need not be; just multiplying the denominators also gives you a common denominator, not necessarily the smallest one. 2) Convert each fraction so that it has this common denominator. This means multiplying numerator and denominator by the same number.

When you're dividing fractions ... or multiplying thrm ... they don't need to have the same denominator.

No. Dividing fractions is achieved by inverting the divisor and multiplying the resulting fractions. To multiply fractions the numerators are multiplied together to form the new numerator and the denominators are multiplied together to form the new denominator.

no u dnt need to have a common denominator.. Just multiply both the denominator and numerator of the fractions u are working on and u will arrive at the answers

Fractions can only be added or subtracted if the denominators are the same. If the denominators are different, then the fractions need to be made into equivalent fractions with the same denominator. The new denominator can be found simply by multiplying the denominators together, but this can lead to some large fractions with which to work. A better new denominator is the lowest common multiple of (all the) denominators. (Once the new denominator is found, the fractions' new numerators are found by multiplying their current numerator by the new denominator divided by their current denominator to make their equivalent fractions with the new denominator.) Once all the fractions are converted into equivalent fractions with the new denominator then the fractions can be added or subtracted, with the result being simplified (if possible).

In order to add or subtract one fraction from another, they must have a common denominator, or the same denominator. That's because it's impossible to add two fractions that have a different number of parts.

No. To multiple fractions multiple the numerators together and multiply the denominators together and simplify (by dividing both numerator and denominator of the result by common factors until the only common factor is 1). The denominators only need to be the same when adding or subtracting fractions.

You DO need a common denominator to add, subtract, or compare fractions. You DO NOT need a common denominator to multiply or divide fractions.

You don't need a common denominator to divide fractions.

I suggest you do the following: 1) Find a common denominator of 5 and 7. (It need not be the least common denominator; multiplying the two denominators works for our purposes.) 2) Convert both fractions to equivalent fractions with this denominator. 3) Compare the numerators of the fractions thus converted.