Complex Fractions: Problem 2

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

Problem 2:
Convert tex2html_wrap_inline64 to a simple fraction and reduce.

Answer:

tex2html_wrap_inline66

Solution 1:

tex2html_wrap_inline64 can be written tex2html_wrap_inline70 which in turn can be written tex2html_wrap_inline72 .

Now just follow the procedure you would when you multiply two simple fractions.

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Solution 2:
You can also simply the fraction without first converting the to complex fraction. Multiply tex2html_wrap_inline64 by 1 in the form of the complex fraction tex2html_wrap_inline78

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