How to Multiply and Divide

How To : Simplify complex rational expressions

In order to simplify complex rational expressions, it is important to be able to find the lowest common denominator. Complex rational expressions are fractions that are divided by fractions. When you have found the lowest common denominator, then, you should multiply both frac ...more

How To : Use implicit differentiation

Taking this formula 9x²+y²=9 your instructor shows you how to find the solution for the variable y. Finding a second derivative is no more difficult that finding the first derivative, you only have to do the problem equation through twice. The derivative of 9x² will be 18, of ...more

How To : Convert between fractions, decimals, and percents

In this tutorial the author explains of how to find out percentages of a given number. He explains that x percent of some number y is x multiplied by y and divided by 100. He goes on and explains this concept with numerous examples. He suggests a short cut to move the decimal ...more

How To : Calculate percentages by example

In this tutorial the author explains of how to find percentages using examples. He explains that x percent of some number y is x multiplied by y and divided by 100. He goes on and explains this concept with numerous examples. He suggests a short cut to movie the decimal point ...more

How To : List the factors of a number

In this tutorial the author shows how to factor a number. He says that factoring means to find all the smaller numbers which can be multiplied to obtain the original number. He says that the number one and the number it self are the factors of every number. Now to find the fac ...more

How To : Divide fractions and then reduce them

In this tutorial the instructor explains how to divide fractions. He gives a three step approach where in the first step we take the reciprocal of the second fraction. In the second step the newly arrived at fraction is multiplied with the original fraction. Now finally in ste ...more

How To : Evaluate successive percentage changes

The concept of percentages may be a bit difficult to grasp for some beginner level learners. This video attempts to explain the concept of percentages in an easy to understand way. The concept of percentages is explained by using 10 percentage as a base - which of course has ...more

How To : Divide fractions with examples

In this Education video tutorial you will learn how to divide fractions with examples. For example let us divide 1/5 with 3/4. This we can do by changing the division sign in to multiplication sign provided we swap the numerator and the denominator of the divisor to get its re ...more

How To : Simplify complex fraction

In this video the instructor shows how to simplify a complex fraction. A complex fraction is a fraction that has fractions in both the numerator and the denominator of the original fraction. Complex fractions can look intimidating but are generally simple to solve, as shown in ...more

How To : Multiply rational expressions

The video describes the basic process of multiplying two rational expressions. The problem illustrated in this video involved multiplying rational expressions of monomial terms with integer coefficients. As with the other example problems, we follow the steps of: factoring, ca ...more

How To : Divide integers quickly and easily

This tutorial explains how you can divide integers. Dividing integers is similar to multiplying integers. A positive divided by a positive gives you a negative number. A negative divided by a negative gives you a positive number. And a positive divided by a negative, or a nega ...more

How To : Divide rational expressions containing trinomials

In this video the instructor shows how to divide rational expressions that contain trinomials. A division containing two fractions can always be turned into a multiplication by multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction. This way any division can b ...more

How To : Multiply red fountain grass

In this video, Shirley shows her viewers an effective way to multiply your red fountain grass in order to create more grass from a single plant. After the growing season, find a large, overgrown patch of grass and use a shovel to dig out a section by the roots. After planting ...more

How To : Find the area of a trapezoid easily

Finding the area of a trapezoid can be done easily by using a simple formula. The area can be found by adding the length of base 1 plus base 2 then multiplying by the height and then dividing the sum by 2. The bases of the trapezoid are the straight lines that are parallel to ...more

How To : Understand the basics of exponent laws

Before you can effectively use exponents, it is necessary to understand the laws behind them. First, in order to multiply a number raised to an exponent, by that number raised to another exponent, just add the exponents: for example, 2^5 * 2^2 is 2^(5+2), or 2^7. In short, a^m ...more

How To : Calculate the area of a rhombus

This is how to calculate the area of a rhombus. A rhombus is a quadrilateral shape in which all sides are congruent. A rhombus has two sets of parallel lines, the diagonals of which form 90-degree angles at the point they meet. Also the angles opposite to one another are congr ...more

How To : Calculate your BMI with a formula

Knowing your BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a great way to see if you are at a healthy weight. In this simple and short video provided by Children's Hospital Boston, you will figure out how to calculate your BMI by taking your weight (in pounds) and multiplying it by the number 7 ...more

How To : Calculate your body mass index (BMI)

How do you know if you should lose weight is a question people often ask. For the most part the need for weight loss should be determined by how you feel in your own body. There are some calculations that doctors use to determine if you need to lose weight. One of those calcul ...more

How To : Change decimals to fractions

In this tutorial, we learn how to change decimals to fractions. First, you will take your decimal and put it over 1. Any number divided by 1 will be that number that you started with. To get rid of the decimal, you can multiply it by hand and moving the numbers to the left. To ...more

How To : "Flip and go" to divide fractions

In this video, we learn how to flip and go to divide fractions. First, take your equation and then look at the fractions that you are given. If you work this out and end up with a fraction that can be reduced further, then reduce it. If you understand how to multiply fractions ...more

How To : Divide fractions step by step

In this tutorial, we learn how to divide fractions step by step. First, you will need to know the different parts of the fraction, the numerator and the denominator. After you know these, you will flip the second fraction in the equation so the numerator is at the bottom and t ...more

How To : Quickly find the area of a trapezoid

In this video, Mr. Maisonet provides a quick and easy method for calculating the area of a trapezoid. In the first step, The lengths of the two bases (the two sides of a trapezoid that are parallel to one another) are averaged. The lengths of the bases are first added together ...more

How To : Find the area of quadrilaterals

Parallelogram is a quadrilateral in which both pairs of the opposites are parallel. To find the area of a parallelogram first draw the diagram of a parallelogram. Parallelogram can be further divided into squares and rectangles. To calculate the area of both of these kinds of ...more

How To : Calculate percent yield

This video shows you how to calculate the percentage yield in chemistry. To find the percentage yield, you will need to divide the actual yield by the theoretical yield. Then, multiply it by 100: i.e. % yield = actual yield/theoretical yield x 100. An actual yield is the amoun ...more

How To : Divide real numbers

This video illustrates the method of dividing real numbers. The process is composed of the following steps -Step 1Take any two real numbers. Convert them to rational numbers taking denominator as one.Step 2Find the LCM of their denominators and multiply both the numerators and ...more

How To : Do long division problems

In this tutorial the instructor shows how to perform a long division through an example. He gives a simple method where takes the first left most number, with minimum possible digits that can be divided by the divisor, and tries to divide it by the divisor and this gives the q ...more

How To : Factor & find zeros of a polynomial

This is the video about how to Factor & find zeros of a polynomial. How did I know that x=1 and x=-1 were roots of the polynomial. Suppose the polynomial has a rational root, let's call it. I will assume that p and q are co prime, i.e., the fraction is reduced to lowest terms. ...more

How To : Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions

The author in this tutorial shows how to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions. A mixed number has a big number to its left, a numerator for the fraction part and a denominator too for the fraction part. Now to convert the mixed number to improper fraction we first hav ...more

How To : Divide basic fractions

For people who do not know how to divide basic fractions or who would like to refresh themselves or get some exercise in doing so, this video will show you a few quick and simple examples to get you started. In order to divide fractions, you will need to keep the first number ...more

How To : Do long division quickly

In this `Math Made Easy' tutorial the instructor shows how to perform Long Division. He gives a simple four step approach where in the first step he shows to divide the first left most number by the divisor and this gives the quotient. Now he shows to multiply the quotient wit ...more

How To : Calculate percent composition for chemistry

To calculate percentage composition we will take the example CO2 it stands for Carbon-Di-Oxide. It is the composition of Carbon and Oxygen. We have one carbon and its weight is 12.01 and 2 oxygen. So, we will multiply 2 with 16.00 which is the weight of the oxygen. C - 1* 12. ...more

How To : Convert fractions to decimals easily

This video teaches you how to convert fraction to decimals in three easy steps. The process of decimal to fraction conversion involves the use of the fundamental rule of fractions; the fraction should be written in its lowest terms. Write down the decimal divided by 1. Multip ...more

How To : Find the area of a triangle in geometry

This is a tutorial on how to find the area of a triangle. To show the viewer how it is done, the video walks us through a simple example step by step. The first step is to find the base and the height (in this example 5 and 6). The next step is to multiply them together (makin ...more

How To : Translate a word problem into algebra

This video shows the method to change a word problem into algebra and to identify rational numbers among a group of numbers. In the first part of the video we take a word problem namely - The product of 9 and seven, less than a number. 9 multiplied by something can be expresse ...more

How To : Understand and determine equivalent fractions

In this video, we learn how to understand and determine equivalent fractions. If you have an equation with an equivalent fraction, you will first multiply the first numerator by the second denominator. Then, you will divide this answer by the denominator of the first fraction. ...more

How To : Find the area of a trapezoid

In this video, we learn how to find the area of a trapezoid. The formula to figure out how to find the answer is: Area= 1/2x (base1 x base2) x height. Now, find the bases and the height of the trapezoid. Remember that the height must always be perpendicular to the bases. Once ...more

How To : Find the length of a side of a triangle using sine

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to find the length of a triangle using sine. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. This formula can only be done on right triangles. Begin by finding the angle first and figure which trigonometric ratio to use. Then find which ...more

How To : Add mixed numbers in fractions with math

In order to add mixed number in fractions, in a math problem, you will need to focus on the denominator. The denominator is the lower number in the fraction. The top number is called the numerator. When you look at the denominator, you should try to figure out if the denomina ...more

How To : Multiply math fractions

Math is one of those subjects in school where you either love it or hate it or just don't get it. But math is nothing to fear, because it's a part of our everyday lives, and ifs something everyone should know the basics of. Don’t let math intimidate you. Whether you’re multipl ...more

How To : Use log to solve for an unknown variable

Thinking of an unknown exponent as a cat stuck in a tree, you will see how to bring down the exponent by using the the log function. In other words, you will be utilizing the Power Law to bring the exponent down in front of the log function. In this slightly more complicated e ...more

How To : Change percents into fractions

Fractions are numbers written in the form a/b, where a, b are integers. Fractions can also be expressed in the form of percents by multiplying the value of the fraction with hundred. So we can always change percents to fractions and also fractions to percents. Remember that pe ...more

How To : Find percent by mass & percent composition

In chemistry you come across problems which ask you to find the percent by mass and percent composition of each element in a chemical compound. To do this the first step is to compute the molar mass. Use the periodic table to look up the mass of individual atoms and multiply i ...more

How To : Figure out the area of quadrilaterals

Quadrilaterals are four sided shapes that are closed. They are polygons. Quadrilaterals can be classified broadly in two ways. If the quadrilateral has a two pair of parallel sides then it falls in to the parallelogram category. Further now it can be broken down in to other sh ...more

How To : Calculate azimuth in trigonometry

Azimuth is simply the angle of an object in the sky along the horizon. Yes, it's spherical trigonometry but it's not difficult! Check out this video and in just a few minutes you will be able to solve azimuth problems on your own. You Will Need: * The latitude and longitude of ...more

How To : Create an Excel spreadsheet to calculate your GPA

Open Microsoft Office Excel. Across the top notice letters (columns), along the sides are numbers (rows). The columns and rows can be extended by highlighting sections and right clicking and choosing the high of the row. You can also select to add a border, and change the orie ...more

How To : Figure out the price of something at a discount

In this tutorial the tutor shows how to work around with discounts. He shows how to find out the price of an item after discount is applied to it. He says that this is a regular situation faced by us when we visit shopping malls etc., Now he says that we need to multiply the o ...more

How To : Solve for ratios and proportions

In this tutorial the instructor shows how to solve ratios and proportions. He gives a two step approach to solve an equality of two fractions in which the value of a variable in unknown. He says that in the first step we should cross multiply the numbers across the diagonal. I ...more

How To : Master adding and subtracting fractions

To add two fractions we need to add the numerator and denominator. For example: 1/4+ 3/8=5/8. 3 is known as the numerator and 8 is called the denominator. Before adding fractions, first of all we need to take the LCM of the denominator and then divide the denominator with the ...more

How To : Multiply fractions with canceling

This video will show you how to carry out multiplication of fractions using cancellation, which will make your fraction multiplication problems simpler to solve. You will need to look at the numerator of the first fraction and the denominator of the second fraction and see if ...more

How To : Calculate proportions and percentages in Excel

This Excel Statistics series of video shows how to calculate proportions and percentages in Microsoft Excel. This video shows how to do percentage calculations using formulas in Microsoft Excel. To make a formula for a percentage, you need to first make a formula to calculate ...more

How To : Convert between customary units of measurement

In this video tutorial the author shows how to convert between customary units. He gives a chart which contain various convention tables showing the equivalents of various measurement units. He says a general rule that when converting a smaller unit to large unit we divide the ...more

How To : Find your happy weight

Losing weight can be a battle, but why not be realistic about your goals rather than kill yourself striving for a size 0? A happier alternative to the cycle of weight loss and gain is to achieve a weight you and your doctor can both live with. In this tutorial, learn how to ca ...more

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