Practice Objectives
• Demonstrate the ability to find the product of two fractions
• Demonstrate the ability to find the quotient of two fractions
• Demonstrate the ability to reduce a fraction to lowest terms

## Practice Multiplying & Dividing Signed Fractions

Instructions:

Answer 7/10 questions correctly to pass.

Write a negative fraction as: -a/b or a/-b.

Problem:

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Multiplying & Dividing Signed Fractions:

1. Determine the sign of the answer
• An even number of negatives gives a positive answer
• An odd number of negatives gives a negative answer
2. Work with the absolute values
3. Convert any division into multiplication
• Leave the leftmost fraction of the division problem unchanged
• Multiply by the reciprocal of the rightmost fraction
4. Simplify each fraction
5. Cross cancel any common factors among all numerators and denominators
• Numerator: Find the product of all numerators
• Denominator: Find the product of all denominators
7. Attach the correct sign to the answer

Step-by-Step:

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