How to multiply fractions
Multiplying fractions made easy by Wren Opperman
~ Simplifying a fraction is when you reduce the fraction to it's lowest terms. You do this by finding a number that can go into the numerator and denominator evenly and divide the two fraction parts by that number. You know that you have found the lowest term when the denominator and numerator can not be divided evenly by any number, except 1.
This is my example.....
When I simplify a fraction I usually start by dividing by 2 and going down from there. This only works when both fraction parts are even. When they are odd I think of other options like dividing by 5 or 3.
The PINK is the result from above, I divided it by 2 to create the BLUE fraction and then I divided the BLUE fraction by 5 to create my final simplified result in GREEN and BOXED.
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