# 12-8 Mixed Expressions and Complex Fractions Objective Students will be able to simplify complex fractions.

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12-8 Mixed Expressions and Complex Fractions Objective Students will be able to simplify complex fractions.

What is a complex fraction? Can anyone provide an example? A complex fraction is a fraction that has one or more fractions in the numerator and/or denominator. Example: How do we simplify this fraction?

Keep in mind fraction bars indicate division, so rewrite the complex fraction as a division problem. Then follow the division rules for simplifying rational expressions.

We would follow the same procedure when dealing with variables.

Simplify each expression. 1) 2)

Try these. 3)4)

5)6) 7)

Try these. 8)9)

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