Homework Tips

Simplify Factors—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

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