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Unformatted text preview: Then we do the division by multiplying the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator. Steps to simplifying complex fractions: 1. Get one fraction or monomial in each of the numerator and denominator. 2. Multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator. 3. Simplify a. Factor (if necessary) and cancel b. Leave your answer in factored form Examples: Simplify the following: 1. 9 5 9 4 2. y y 6 3 Math 1300 Section 5.4 2 3. 4 3 16 2 2 +y y y 4. p p m pm m p5. y x y x 6 4 3 2+6. 5 6 3 2 9 6 5 2 2 2 2 + ++ + x x x x x x x Math 1300 Section 5.4 3 7. 3 2 3 4 9 5 3 2 2++ + + x x x x 8. 1 1 1 8+ k k 9. 3 3 1 1g f g f...
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 Spring '08
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 Math, Algebra, Division, Fractions, Fraction, Elementary arithmetic

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