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10-11.

In Lesson 10.1.2 you will focus on multiplying and dividing rational expressions. Recall what you learned about multiplying and dividing fractions in a previous course as you answer the questions below. To help you, the following examples have been provided.  

  1. Without a calculator, multiply  and reduce the result. Then use a calculator to check your answer. Describe your method for multiplying fractions.

    After multiplying all numbers in the numerator and the denominator, look for factors that simplify to one.

  2. Without a calculator, divide and reduce the result. Then use a calculator to check your answer. Describe your method for dividing fractions.

    Rewrite the expression as a product.

    Multiply the numerators and the denominators to find their product.