Complex Fraction - Complex Fraction A complex fraction is a...

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A complex fraction is a rational expression that has a fraction in its numerator, denominator or both. In other words, there is at least one small fraction within the overall fraction. Some examples of complex fractions are: and There are two ways that you can simplify complex fractions. We will call them method I and method II . Method I Simplifying a Complex Fraction
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Step 1: If needed, rewrite the numerator and denominator so that they are each a single fraction. , you will be combining all the parts of the numerator to form one fraction and all of the parts of the denominator to form anothe If you need a review on adding and subtracting rational expressions, go to Tutorial 10: Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions. Step 2: Divide the numerator by the denominator. A fraction bar is the same as a division bar where you are taking the numerator divided by the denominator. Recall that when you divide by a fraction it is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal. So in this step you will be multiplying the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator. If you need a review on dividing rational expressions, go to
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2011 for the course MATH 101 taught by Professor Kindle during the Spring '11 term at South Texas College.

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