1. Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers: To
multiply or divide
mixed numbers, convert each mixed number to an equivalent
improper fraction , then complete the multiplication and/or division. Be
sure to divide out common factors before you multiply.
If your answer is an improper fraction, you may leave it
or change it to a mixed number, whichever you prefer .
Example: Simplify each of the fol lowing .
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