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Unformatted text preview: 7.7 Simplifying Complex Fractions Complex rational expressions (complex fractions)
are rational expressions whose numerator,
denominator, or both contain one or more rational
expressions. There are two methods that can be
used when simplifying complex fractions. Simplifying a Complex Fraction 1) Add or subtract fractions in the numerator and
denominator so that the numerator is a single A
fraction and the denominator is a single fraction. 2) Perform the indicated division by multiplying the
numerator of the complex fraction by the reciprocal
of the denominator of the complex fraction.
Multiply the numerator of the complex fraction by the reciprocal of the denominator of the complex
fraction. ' 3) Write the rational expression in simplest form. 1+2
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course MATH 096 taught by Professor Jimcotter during the Fall '11 term at Truckee Meadows Community College.
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