Multiplying the common ordinary fractions: ^{1}/_{2} × 60 = ? The multiplication process explained. The result written: As a positive integer number. As a positive improper fraction (the denominator = 1). As a percentage
^{1}/_{2} × 60 = ?
Perform the operation of calculating the fractions
Multiply the fractions:
1) Multiply the numerators, that is, all the numbers above the fractions bars, separately.
2) Multiply the denominators, that is, all the numbers below the fractions bars, separately.
* Factor all the numerators and all the denominators in order to easily reduce (simplify) the end fraction.
^{1}/_{2} × 60 =
^{60} / _{2} =
^{(22 × 3 × 5)} / _{2}
Fully reduce (simplify) the end fraction to its lowest terms equivalent:
Calculate the greatest common factor, GCF,
of the numerator and denominator of the fraction:
A fully reduced (simplified) fraction is one with the smallest possible numerator and denominator, one that can no longer be reduced, and it is called an irreducible fraction.
To fully reduce a fraction, to the lowest terms equivalent: divide the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor, GCF.
* To calculate the GCF, we need to factor the numerator and the denominator of the fraction into prime factors.
Then multiply all the common prime factors: if there are repeating prime factors we only take them once, and only the ones having the lowest exponent (the lowest powers).
GCF (2^{2} × 3 × 5; 2) = 2
Divide the numerator and the denominator by their GCF:
^{(22 × 3 × 5)} / _{2} =
^{((22 × 3 × 5) ÷ 2)} / _{(2 ÷ 2)} =
^{(22 ÷ 2 × 3 × 5)}/_{(2 ÷ 2)} =
^{(2(2 - 1) × 3 × 5)}/_{1} =
^{(21 × 3 × 5)}/_{1} =
^{(2 × 3 × 5)}/_{1} =
2 × 3 × 5 =
30
Rewrite the intermediate result
As a positive improper fraction:
(the denominator = 1)
An improper fraction: the value of the numerator is larger than or equal to the value of the denominator.
30 = ^{30}/_{1}
As a percentage:
A percentage value p% is equal to the fraction: ^{p}/_{100}, for any decimal number p. So, we need to change the form of the number calculated above, to show a denominator of 100.
To do that, multiply the number by the fraction ^{100}/_{100}.
The value of the fraction ^{100}/_{100} = 1, so by multiplying the number by this fraction the result is not changing, only the form.
30 =
30 × ^{100}/_{100} =
^{(30 × 100)}/_{100} =
^{3,000}/_{100} =
3,000%
The final answer:
written in three ways
As a positive integer number:
^{1}/_{2} × 60 = 30
As a positive improper fraction:
(the denominator = 1)
^{1}/_{2} × 60 = ^{30}/_{1}
As a percentage:
^{1}/_{2} × 60 = 3,000%
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When we multiply ordinary fractions, the end fraction will have:
- as a numerator, the result of multiplying all the numerators of the fractions,
- as a denominator, the result of multiplying all the denominators of the fractions.
- ^{a}/_{b} × ^{c}/_{d} = ^{(a × c)} / _{(b × d)}
- a, b, c, d are integer numbers;
- if the pairs (a × c) and (b × d) are not coprime (they have common prime factors) the end fraction should be reduced (simplified) to lower terms.
How to multiply ordinary fractions? Steps.
- Start by reducing fractions to lower terms (simplifying).
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- Factor the numerators and the denominators of the reduced fractions: break them down to their prime factors.
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- Above the fraction bar we write the product of all the prime factors of the fractions' numerators, without doing any calculations.
- Below the fraction bar we write the product of all the prime factors of the fractions' denominators, without doing any calculations.
- Cross out all the common prime factors that appear both above and below the fraction bar.
- Multiply the remaining prime factors above the fraction bar - this will be the numerator of the resulted fraction.
- Multiply the remaining prime factors below the fraction bar - this will be the denominator of the resulted fraction.
- There is no need to reduce (simplify) the resulting fraction, since we have already crossed out all the common prime factors.
- If the resulted fraction is an improper one (without considering the sign, the numerator is larger than the denominator), it could be written as a mixed number, consisting of an integer and a proper fraction of the same sign.
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