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crossmultiply
[
kraws

muhl
tiplahy,
kros
]
/ˈkrɔsˈmʌl tɪˌplaɪ, ˈkrɒs/
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verb (used without object)
,
crossmultiplied,
crossmultiplying.
Mathematics.
1.
to remove fractions from an equation by multiplying each side by the common multiple of the denominators of the fractions of both sides.
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cross multiply
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Origin of
crossmultiply
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19501955
195055
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crossmultiplication
[
kraws
muhltiplikeysh
uh
n,
kros
]
/ˈkrɔsˌmʌl tɪ plɪˌkeɪ ʃən, ˈkrɒs/
(
Show IPA
),
cross multiplication,
noun
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crossmultiply
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crossmultiply
To multiply the numerator of one of a pair of fractions by the denominator of the other.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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