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How would you multiply 5/6 and 2/7?

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Everardo Anderson


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Aaria Merchant

to multiply fractions you will need to multiply the numerators (top numbers) together and separately multiply the denominators (bottom numbers) together.


5 x 2 = 10 and 6 x 7 = 42


so your fraction would be 10/42. However, you must give your answer in its simplest form.


the highest common factor between 10 and 42 is 2, so your final answer would be 5/21.

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To multiply fractions, multiply the numerators by each other and multiply the denominators by each other.

5*2=10

6*7=42

so 10/42 and which simplifies to 5/21

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Beau Avellanosa

Multiply the numerator digits together and the denominator digits together. eg 5 x 2 = 10 () / 6 x 7 =42 . Ans =10/42

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Hi Everardo!

To multiply 5/6 and 2/7 multiply the numerators by each other (5*2) and the denominators (6*7).


This gives us the answer 10/42


To simplify, find the greatest common factor (GCF) of the numerator and denominator. In this case, the GCF of 10 and 42 is 2.

Divide both the numerator and denominator by the GCF (2).

10/42 ÷ 2/2 = (10 ÷ 2) / (42 ÷ 2) = 5/21


So, when you multiply 5/6 and 2/7, you get the simplified fraction 5/21 as the result.

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