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Multiplying fractions

a c axc
x =
b d bxd

eg: 3 5 3x5 15 `
x = =
5 6 5x6 24

Remember to simplify whenever possible:

15 3 from 3 x 5 where the 5 cancel


=
24 6 above 5 x 6 each other

Dividing Fractions

a c a d
) = x
b d b c

! Now you are back to multiplying fractions !


Adding and subtracting fractions

a c ad + bc
+ =
b d bxd

The denominators must have the same value/number

3 5 (3x6) + (5x5) 33
+ = =
5 6 5x6 30

Remember to simplify whenever possible:

33 3 x 11 11
= =
30 3 x 10 10

When subtracting, the same rule apply


but the + sign becomes a - sign