# What is the value of #5 1/4 xx 4/9 # ?

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#### Explanation:

First change

so

Now let's multiply.

Which simplifies to

#### Explanation:

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When multiplying fractions, it is usually easier to CANCEL a numerator with a denominator by using any COMMON FACTOR.

Remember

This has the effect of giving us smaller numbers to work with, and if done completely there is no further simplifying necessary after we multiply.

However, cancelling may ONLY be done across/through a multiplication sign.

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