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Multiplying Fractions


Date: 4/13/96 at 14:55:29
From: Anonymous
Subject: Rational Expressions

x over 2y multiplied by 4y over 2 = ?

I don't even know where to start.
Please help.

James


Date: 5/4/96 at 11:40:55
From: Doctor Steven
Subject: Re: Rational Expressions

   x          4y           x * 4y
( ---- ) * ( ---- ) =    ---------
   2y          2           2y * 2

Simplify the last expression and you will have the answer.

Hope this helps.

-Doctor Steven,  The Math Forum

    
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Middle School Fractions

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