How do you write the answer 5/12 times 24/25 in simplest form?

Apr 28, 2018

$\frac{2}{5}$

Explanation:

$\frac{5}{12} \times \frac{24}{25}$

$\frac{\cancel{5} 1}{12} \times \frac{24}{\cancel{5} 5}$

$\frac{24}{12 \cdot 5}$

$\frac{24}{60}$

Divide numerator and denominator by $\textcolor{red}{12}$:
$\frac{24}{60} \div \textcolor{red}{\frac{12}{12}}$

$= \frac{2}{5}$

Hope this helps!