cross multiply

verb
cross multiplied; cross multiplying; cross multiplies

Definition of cross multiply

intransitive verb

: to clear an equation of fractions when each side consists of a fraction with a single denominator by multiplying the numerator of each side by the denominator of the other side and equating the two products obtained

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Other Words from cross multiply

cross multiplication noun

Examples of cross multiply in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In primary four, words finally give birth and cross multiply on my tongue. Tega Oghenechovwen, Longreads, "If My Scars Could Talk," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of cross multiply

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cross multiply was in 1951

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“Cross multiply.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross%20multiply. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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