# How do you evaluate #\frac { 18} { 8} \times \frac { 3} { 9}#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

First, try to see whether any of the fractions could be simplified.

We see that 18 an 8 share a common factor of 2. Therefore,

we can simplify

Now, we could cross-simplify.

Since 18 and 9 share 9 as a common factor, divide both numbers by 9.

Now, the multiplication becomes

Multiply the denominators and the numerators to get

(In this case, there was no need to simplify 3/9,but you could have done it and then multiply)

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, rewrite the expression and cancel common terms in the numerator and denominator:

We can now evaluate this as: