Complex Fractions: Problem 3
- Rule 24:
- To manipulate complex fractions, just convert them to
simple fractions and follow rules 1 through 23 for simple fractions.
- Problem 3:
- Convert to a simple fraction and reduce.
- Solution 1:
The numerator can
which in turn can be written
The denominator can be written
which in turn can be
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 .
Multiply by 1 in the form
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