In mathematics, specifically in elementary arithmetic and elementary algebra, given an equation between two fractions or rational expressions, one can cross-multiply to simplify the equation or determine the value of a variable. The method is also occasionally known as the "cross your heart" method because a heart can be drawn to remember which things to multiply together and the lines resemble a heart outline. Given an equation like: (where b and d are not zero), one can cross-multiply to get:

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• In mathematics, specifically in elementary arithmetic and elementary algebra, given an equation between two fractions or rational expressions, one can cross-multiply to simplify the equation or determine the value of a variable. The method is also occasionally known as the "cross your heart" method because a heart can be drawn to remember which things to multiply together and the lines resemble a heart outline. Given an equation like: (where b and d are not zero), one can cross-multiply to get: In Euclidean geometry the same calculation can be achieved by considering the ratios as those of similar triangles. (en)
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• In mathematics, specifically in elementary arithmetic and elementary algebra, given an equation between two fractions or rational expressions, one can cross-multiply to simplify the equation or determine the value of a variable. The method is also occasionally known as the "cross your heart" method because a heart can be drawn to remember which things to multiply together and the lines resemble a heart outline. Given an equation like: (where b and d are not zero), one can cross-multiply to get: (en)
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• Cross-multiplication (en)
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