How do you simplify #3/8*3/8#?

2 Answers
Jul 2, 2018

Answer:

#9/64#

Explanation:

When we multiply fractions, we multiply straight across. We get

#(3*3)/(8*8)=9/64#

Alternatively, we can realize from the start we are multiplying the same thing, which is the same as squaring it.

The given expression can be written as

#(3/8)^2#, which simplifies to

#(3^2)/(8^2)=9/64#

Hope this helps!

Jul 3, 2018

Answer:

#9/64#

Explanation:

Given: #3/8*3/8#.

Just multiply the numerators together and the denominators together.

#=(3*3)/(8*8)#

#=9/64#