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Multiplying Simple Fractions

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**Rule 11: To multiply two simple fractions, complete the following steps. **

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****1.**
- Multiply the numerators.
**2.**
- Multiply the denominators.
**3.**
- Reduce the results. (See Rule 10)
**a.**
- Factor the product of the numerators.
**b.**
- Factor the product of the denominators.
**c.**
- Look for the fractions that have a value of 1.

### Rule 12: To multiply a whole number and a fraction, complete the following steps.

**1.**
- Convert the whole number to a fraction. (See Rule 8)
**2.**
- Multiply the numerators.
**3.**
- Multiply the denominators.
**4.**
- Reduce the results. (See Rule 10)
**a.**
- Factor the product of the numerators.
**b.**
- Factor the product of the denominators.
**c.**
- Look for the fractions that have a value of 1.

### Rule 13: To multiply three or more simple fractions, complete the following three steps.

**1.**
- Multiply the numerators.
**2.**
- Multiply the denominators.
**3.**
** Reduce the results. (See Rule 10)
****a.**
- Factor the product of the numerators.
**b.**
- Factor the product of the denominators.
**c.**
** Look for the fractions that have a value of 1.**

Rule 11

Rule 12

Rule 13

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