# SSAT Middle Level Math : How to multiply fractions

## Example Questions

### Example Question #11 : How To Multiply Fractions

Raise  to the fourth power.

Explanation:

To raise a negative number to an even-numbered power, raise its absolute value to that power:

### Example Question #12 : How To Multiply Fractions

Evaluate:

Explanation:

By the order of operations, carry out the operations in parentheses first; since there is a multiplication and a subtraction present, carry them out in that order. Finally, carry out the remaining subtraction:

### Example Question #4 : Multiplicative Inverse Property

Which of the following statements demonstrates the inverse property of multiplication?

None of the examples in the other responses demonstrates the inverse property of multiplication.

Explanation:

The inverse property of multiplication states that for every real number, a number exists, called the multiplicative inverse, such that the number and its inverse have product 1. Of the statements given, only

demonstrates this property.

### Example Question #13 : How To Multiply Fractions

Raise  to the fourth power.

Explanation:

To raise a negative number to an even-numbered power, raise its absolute value to that power. Also, to raise a fraction to a power, raise its numerator and its denominator to that power. Combine these ideas as follows:

### Example Question #14 : How To Multiply Fractions

Raise  to the fifth power.

cannot be raised to the fifth power.

Explanation:

To raise a negative number to an odd-numbered power, raise its absolute value to that power, then make the sign negative. Also, to raise a fraction to a power, raise its numerator and its denominator to that power. Combine these ideas as follows:

### Example Question #15 : How To Multiply Fractions

Raise  to the fifth power.

cannot be raised to the fifth power.

Explanation:

To raise a negative number to an odd-numbered power, raise its absolute value to that power, then make the sign negative:

### Example Question #16 : How To Multiply Fractions

One euro is worth approximately $1.27. For how much American money can a French tourist expect to exchange 800 euros? Possible Answers: The correct answer is not given among the other choices. Correct answer: Explanation: One Euro is equivalent to$1.27, so multiply the number of euros - 800 - by this conversion factor.

### Example Question #17 : How To Multiply Fractions

Evaluate:

Explanation:

By the order of operations, carry out the operation in parentheses, which is the leftmost subtraction, then the multiplication, then the rightmost subtraction:

### Example Question #18 : How To Multiply Fractions

Evaluate:

Explanation:

By the order of operations, carry out the operation in parentheses, which is the rightmost subtraction, then the multiplication, then the leftmost subtraction:

### Example Question #3 : Multiplicative Identity Property

Which of the following statements demonstrates the identity property of multiplication?