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Unformatted text preview: 3) Write the rational expression in simplest form. Simplifying Complex Fractions MartinGay, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, 4ed 4 =+ 2 2 2 2 x x =+ 2 4 2 2 4 2 x x =+ 2 4 2 4 x x 4 2 2 4 x x + =4 4+ x x Simplifying Complex Fractions Example: MartinGay, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, 4ed 5 Method 2: Simplifying a Complex Fraction 1) Find the LCD of all the fractions in the complex fraction. 2) Multiply both the numerator and the denominator of the complex fraction by the LCD in Step 1. 3) Perform the indicated operations and write the result in simplest form. Simplifying Complex Fractions MartinGay, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, 4ed 6 6 5 1 3 2 1 2+ y y 2 2 6 6 y y = 2 2 5 6 4 6 y y y+ Simplifying Complex Fractions Example:...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course MATH 103 taught by Professor Alraban during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery College.
 Fall '10
 Alraban
 Math, Rational Expressions, Fractions

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