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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 y2 3 1 5 x3+8 X’FA X5+8 3 3 3% :. (ewrb) (aiawm g 3 a + LP 3x+13 XZv-l-BX-rl‘; a + ; 3X+13 X+6‘ X+3 _' l’HBX'H‘; LCD 1‘. (H590 +3) 3mg) + z, (x—HS) ) _ Qmsxx + 3) (X45) 0” 3) xbflgx +16 ax+e+4x +20 g, 0+5?) LX+3) I xL'JrCESX-Hg ...
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