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Question from Laurie, a student:

24 x -

I don't no where the 24 goes and if the number must be the same to divide into the numerator and the denominator .
Thankyou for your time.

Hi Laurie,

You can think of 24 as 24/1 so

24 X 1/6

and to multiply two fractions you multiply the numerators and denominators so

24 * 1/6

Now you can divide 6 into 24 and get 4.


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