b. Multiplying the denominators.

c.

Reducing the answer to lowest possible terms.

4 5 4 x 5 20 10 possible terms).

Whole numbers and fractions may be multiplied by:

a. Changing the whole number to an improper fraction.

b. Multiplying the two fractions.

c.

Reducing the answer to a mixed number in its lowest possible terms.

EXAMPLE: 4 x 2 = 4 x 2 = 8 = 2 2

3 1 3 3

3

Mixed numbers may be multiplied by:

a. Changing the mixed numbers to improper fractions.

b. Multiplying the two fractions.

c.

Reducing the answer to a mixed number in its lowest possible terms.

2

3 2

3

2

6

6

Fractions may be divided by:

a. Inverting the divisor (the number by which another number is divided).

Inverting is done by reversing the upper number and the lower number of the fraction.

b. After inverting the divisor, multiplying.

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