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This example has been taken directly from the solution given by Basic Math Decoded to the formulated problem.

**35 10**

**—— × ——**

**12 7**

**It is often simplest to 'cancel' before doing the multiplication. Cancelling is dividing one factor of the numerator and one factor of the denominator by the same number.**

Simplify the 35 of the first numerator, and the 7 of the second denominator. Use the number 7 for the simplification.

5 10

= —— × ——

12 1

Simplify the 10 of the second numerator, and the 12 of the first denominator. Use the number 2 for the simplification.

5 5

= — × —

6 1

**Multiply the numerators of the fractions and multiply the denominators of the fractions. Place the product of the numerators over the product of the denominators.**

5 × 5

= —————

6 × 1

**Partial multiplications**

5 × 5 = 25

6 × 1 = 6

25

= ——

6

**Final answer**

25

——

6