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    earlethea Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jun 21, 2010, 11:14 AM
    what is the simplest form of 2/5 x 10/7
    2/5 x 10/7
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    Jun 21, 2010, 01:13 PM

    To do this problem zall you need to do is multiply the denominators and the numerators together. (2 x 10) and (5 x 7) and then you divide the top and bottom by a common factor until it can't be reduced any more.
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    Jun 21, 2010, 11:31 PM

    Or if you don't want to multiply 'big numbers' you can already start dividing:

    Ten, divided by 5, gives 2.

    Then, multiply the numerators, giving:

    Now the question is... can this fraction be further simplified?

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