How do you times fractions?

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If it is a simple set of two fractions, such as 1/2 x 1/3, all you would do is multiply the numerator by the numerator and the denominator by the denominator, leaving you, in this case, with 1/6. If the numerator of one fraction and the denominator are of the same multiple, you can simplify them. For example, if I was given 1/2 x 2/3, you would be able to cancel the 2s from the denominator of the first and numerator of the second, replacing them both with 1 (you would be left with 1/1 [I.e. 1] x 1/3. Your answer, applying the same method, would be 1/3.

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