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MA.912.A.5.3 Simplifying Complex Fractions
Complex Fraction a fraction with a fraction in the numerator and/or denominator. Such as: How would you simplify this complex fraction? Remember: the fraction bar indicates division!
Simplify Complex Fractions Method 1 1. Create one single fraction in the numerator. 2.Create one single fraction in the denominator. 3.Rewrite as a division problem. 4.Use the definition of division: Division means to multiply by the reciprocal. 5. Reduce and Multiply.
Simplify Complex Fractions
Simplify Complex Fractions Method 2: Using LCD 1.Find the least common denominator (LCD) of all fractions appearing within the complex fraction. 2. Multiply both the numerator and the denominator of the complex fraction by LCD. 3. Simplify.