### Home > INT3 > Chapter 11 > Lesson 11.1.1 > Problem 11-8

Without a calculator, multiply

and reduce the result. Describe your method for multiplying fractions. Multiply the numerators together to find the numerator of the final answer, and multiply the denominators together to find the denominator of the final answer.

Do

and have a common factor? Do and have a common factor? It is possible to reduce before multiplying across? Use whichever method is easiest for you. Without a calculator, divide

and reduce the result. Then use a calculator to check your answer. Describe your method for dividing fractions. Take the reciprocal of the divisor, and multiply the two resulting fractions.