## Teaching Multiplying Fractions (cancel common factors) Easily

- Divide out elements that are shared by both a numerator and a denominator to multiply fractions by canceling common factors.
- Any denominator and any numerator may contain the factor that is being split out.

Here is an example to solve a question on multiplying fractions. Let’s look at the given example mentioned below to understand more about multiplying fractions using the cancel common factors method.

Q. Multiply 14/15*15/16.

- Following are the steps to solve the given question.

Step 1: To solve this, first divide 15 by 15 and 14 and 16 by 2.

14/15*15/16

Step 2: On dividing the above equation, we get it simplified as

7*1/1*8

Step 3: On further simplification of the given equation, we get the results as

7/8.

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