# cross-multiply

[kraws-muhl-ti-plahy, kros-]

verb (used without object), cross-mul·ti·plied, cross-mul·ti·ply·ing. Mathematics.- to remove fractions from an equation by multiplying each side by the common multiple of the denominators of the fractions of both sides.

Also cross multiply.

## Origin of cross-multiply

First recorded in 1950–55

Related formscross-mul·ti·pli·ca·tion [kraws-muhl-ti-pli-key-shuh n, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌmʌl tɪ plɪˌkeɪ ʃən, ˈkrɒs-/, cross multiplication, nounDictionary.com Unabridged
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cross-multiply in Science- To multiply the numerator of one of a pair of fractions by the denominator of the other.

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