# Multiplying 12*5/6

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`12*5/6`

To multiply a whole number and a fraction, the whole number should be expressed as a fraction.

`=12/1*5/6`

Then, cancel the common factor between the numerators and denominators, which is 6.

`=2/1*5/1`

And, multiply straight across.

`=(2*5)/(1*1)`

`=10/1`

`=10`

**Thus, ` 12*5/6=10` .**

First write 12 as 12/1 (it is the same this... the one is always under the whole # just not written due to repetition).

This will then lead you to just be multiplying two fractions.

The rule for multiplying fractions is that you **don't** have to make the denominators equal. You can just multiply across. (in this case: 12*5 and for the denominator 1*6)

This will equal to: 60/6

That will simplify to 10 since when 60 is divided by 6 then answer is 10

To multiply 12 times 5/6, first convert 12 into a fraction.

`12/1*5/6`

`=60/6`

This can be simplified to equal 10.

``First, you have to choose whether to do the multiplication or division. I decided to do the multiplication first.

`12*5=60`

``Then, you have to do the division.

`60/6= 10`

``You now have your final answer!

`:. 12*5/6=10`

``

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12`xx5/6`

`=12/1xx5/6`

=`60/6`

`=10`