# What is #(4x^2)/(y) * (xy^2)/(12)#?

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#### Explanation:

I always use the following approach in simplifying the multiplication and division of fractions like these in algebra.

**Step 1**

Done once, you do not need to look at it again.

An EVEN number of negative signs will give a **POSITIVE**

An ODD number of negative signs will give a **NEGATIVE**

**Step 2**

**Step 3** simplify the numbers, cancel first if possible.

**Step 4** combine all the variables to give one numerator and one denominator.

**Step 5** Simplify the indices of like bases.

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#### Explanation:

Using the property called commutative. (can travel

Using an example:

Notice the way the denominators are able to swap round without changing the final value

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