How do you simplify 3/4 times 5/12?

Sep 9, 2016

$\frac{3}{4} \times \frac{5}{12} = \frac{5}{16}$

Explanation:

$\frac{3}{4} \times \frac{5}{12}$

= $\frac{3}{2 \times 2} \times \frac{5}{2 \times 2 \times 3}$

= $\frac{\cancel{3}}{2 \times 2} \times \frac{5}{2 \times 2 \times \cancel{3}}$

= $\frac{5}{2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2}$

= $\frac{5}{16}$