Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.1 - Rational Numbers: Multiplication and Division - Problem Set 2.1: 74

Answer

1/9

Work Step by Step

Multiplication and subtraction are done from left to right. Additionally, dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by that fraction's reciprocal. Thus, we obtain: $$ \frac{1}{3} \times \frac {4}{3} \times \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{1}{2} = \frac{1}{9}$$
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