### When multiplying fractions if the denominators are the same do they cancel each other out example 38 x 58?

No, demnominators do not cancel when multiplying fractions. This is a very common mistake students make when they do fractions. In your question, the denominator is 1 for both 38 x 58 because you can see this as: 38/1 and 58/1. The 1s will not cancel. However, this will be different if your question was "what is 38 x 1/58?". This is the same thing as saying 38/58. You can simplify this one by finding…