## Simplify Complex Fractions 1

Simplify Complex Fractions 1
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Part of video series Rational Expressions
Taught by YourMathGal

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Part 1 showing 2 methods with examples of how to simplify algebraic complex fractions.
• What is a complex fraction?
• How do you simplify complex algebraic fractions with fractions in the numerator and denominator?
• What are some methods for simplifying complex fractions?
• How do you simplify (2 3/4)/(5/8)?
• How do you divide a fraction by another fraction?
• How do you simplify (5 + 2/x)/(x + 3/4x)?
• How do you simplify (x/(x + 2))/(2/(3x + 6))?
• How can you eliminate the denominators from complex algebraic fractions?
Several methods of simplifying complex algebraic fractions are shown and explained in this lesson. Several example problems are used to show the various methods. The examples start out with just numbers to start you off, and then it moves into variables. This topic, which can be very difficult, is made easy with the methods explained in this and the next lesson.
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