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Multiplication of Common Fractions

    Multiplying fractions is quite simple! There are three easy steps to remember when calculating medication dosages.

    First: Reduce the fraction if it is possible.

    Second: Multiply the numerators and then the denominators

    Third: Divide the remaining fraction to state the answer as a decimal number. Express the answer to the nearest tenth.

    Review: Now you give it a try!

    Instructions: On a piece of paper or in your head, calculate the following problem. Click on the correct answer below which will allow you to go to the next page.

    2/7 x 8/4 =

    A. 0.24
    B. 0.56
    C. 0.6
    D. 0.8