Multiplying 2 fractions involves multiplying both numerators divided by both denominators.
Numerator 1 x Numerator 2
Denominator 1 x Denominator 2
In this case, Numerator 1 = 8, Denominator 1 = 9, Numerator 2 = 5, Denominator 2 = 6, so we have:
8 x 5
9 x 6
Now that we have our preliminary answer, we need to reduce it down as much as possible. From our GCF Calculator, we see that the highest number that reduces 40 and 54 down to an integer is 2.
This number, 2, is called our Greatest Common Factor (GCF), and will be used to reduce both numerator and denominator as seen below.
Reducing the numerator gives us: (1/2) x 40 = 20
Reducing the denominator gives us: (1/2) x 54 = 27
Our answer is just the reduced numerator divided by the reduced denominator.
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Given (improper fractions, proper fraction, mixed numbers, or whole numbers), this performs the following operations: * Addition (Adding) * Subtraction (Subtracting) * Positive Difference (Absolute Value of the Difference) * Multiplication (Multiplying) * Division (Dividing: complex fraction division is included) * Compare Fractions * Simplifying of proper and improper fractions as well as mixed numbers. Fractions will be reduced down as far as possible (Reducing Fractions).
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