Simplify Factorsâ€”One way is to simplify the product by dividing the numerator and the denominator by the greatest common factor. For example: 14/50 divide numerator and denominator by 2 = 7/25

Another way is to simplify before multiplying.

For example: 5/8 X 14/15. Look at the numbers that are diagonal from each other and divide by the greatest common factor. In this example, 5 will go into 5 one time and 5 will go into 15 three times. 2 will go into 8 four times and 2 will go into 14 seven times.

1/4 X 7/3 = 7/12