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

Jul 2, 2018

$\frac{9}{64}$

#### Explanation:

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

$\frac{3 \cdot 3}{8 \cdot 8} = \frac{9}{64}$

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

${\left(\frac{3}{8}\right)}^{2}$, which simplifies to

$\frac{{3}^{2}}{{8}^{2}} = \frac{9}{64}$

Hope this helps!

Jul 3, 2018

$\frac{9}{64}$

#### Explanation:

Given: $\frac{3}{8} \cdot \frac{3}{8}$.

Just multiply the numerators together and the denominators together.

$= \frac{3 \cdot 3}{8 \cdot 8}$

$= \frac{9}{64}$