**Rule 24:****To manipulate complex fractions, just convert them to simple fractions and follow rules 1 through 23 for simple fractions.**

**Example 2:**- Convert to a simple fraction and reduce.
**Answer:****Solution 1:**- The numerator can be written
which in turn can be
written
The denominator can be written which in turn can be written .

The fraction can now be written Multiply by 1 in the form of the complex fraction .

**Solution:2**- Multiply the numerator by 1 in the form , and multiply the denominator by 1 in the form .

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