# ACT Math : How to multiply fractions

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Operations And Fractions

What value of  makes the equation  true?

Explanation:

We can simply cross multiply to obtain  and divide by 8 to solve for .

### Example Question #1 : How To Multiply Fractions

Simplfiy the following expression;

Explanation:

Multiply the numerators  2 x 6 x 4 = 48. Then multiply the denominators 3 x 8 x 12 = 288.  The answer is 48/288. To simplify, divide both numerator and denominator by 48 to get 1/6.

### Example Question #3 : Operations And Fractions

Evaluate –3–2 * 2–3.

Explanation:

Because the exponents are negative, we can convert –3–2  to 1/9 and 2–3 to 1/8. We then multiply straight across the top and the bottom, giving you 1/72.

### Example Question #1 : Operations And Fractions

Simplify the following into one fraction