Celtic continued their march towards the SPL title with a 3-0 win at home to Aberdeen.
Three second half goals from Stilian Petrov (65), Shaun Maloney (74) and Maciej Zurawski (88) ensured the comfortable victory for the Glasgow club.
Rangers closed the gap on Hearts, who play on Sunday, to five points after winning away at Falkirk.
Kris Boyd's goal ten minutes after the break had put Rangers ahead, but Falkirk levelled through Russell Latapy ten minutes later only for the visitors to grab the win from a Mark Twaddle own goal.
Hibernian were 3-0 up before half time as they cruised to victory over struggling Dundee United.
Strikes from Derek Riordan (5) and Chris Killen (32) as well as an own goal in between from Alan Archibald meant for a comfortable second half for the hosts. However, David Goodwillie scored a consolation two minutes before the end.
Dunfermline missed the chance to climb above Falkirk after losing 1-0 to Kilmarnock, Danny Invincible getting the goal inside the first 10 minutes.
The day's other game saw Motherwell win away at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, the only goal coming from the penalty spot, Richie Foran slotting home (50).