SSAT Middle Level Math : How to multiply fractions

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : How To Multiply Fractions

Raise  to the fourth power.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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? 

Possible Answers:

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

Correct answer:

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.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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.

Possible Answers:

 cannot be raised to the fifth power.

Correct answer:

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.

Possible Answers:

  cannot be raised to the fifth power.

Correct answer:

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:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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?

Possible Answers:

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

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The identity property of multiplication states that there is a number 1, called the multiplicative identity, that can be multiplied by any number to obtain that number. Of the four statements, 

demonstrates this property.

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