Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.5 Multiplying Fractions - 2.5 Exercises - Page 148: 3

Answer

divide; denominator

Work Step by Step

A shortcut allows you to find the lowest terms of the fraction step by step. For example $\frac{6}{8} \cdot \frac{12}{2} = \frac{6}{2} \cdot \frac{3}{2} = \frac{3}{2} \cdot \frac{3}{1} = \frac{3 \cdot 3}{2 \cdot 1} = \frac{9}{2}$. In each step we simplified the fractions by eliminating a common factor.
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