How do you write the answer #3/16 times 4/9# in simplest form?
When multiplying 2 or more fractions together we can
#color(blue)"cancel"#any common factors on the numerators with values on the denominators, dividing each by the common factor.
This is usually done by 'scoring out' the value to be cancelled.
#rArrcancelcolor(red)(3)^1/cancelcolor(blue)(16)^4xxcancelcolor(blue)(4)^1/cancelcolor(red)(9)^3=(1xx1)/(4xx3)=1/12larr" in simplest form"#
A fraction is in
#color(blue)"simplest form"#when the numerator/denominator have only 1 as a common factor.