Simplifying Complex Fractions
A complex fraction is a fraction that contains other fractions.
Here are three examples of complex fractions.
There are two methods for simplifying complex fractions.
Procedure
To Simplify a Complex Fraction
Step 1 Write the numerator and denominator each as a single
fraction.
Step 2 Rewrite the complex fraction using the division symbol,
Ã·.
Step 3 Invert the second fraction and change
Ã· to Â·.
Step 4 Multiply.
Example
Simplify:
Note
In
, the numerator is
and
the denominator is
.
