Complex Fractions: Example 1

Rule 25:
To multiply two complex fractions, convert the fractions to simple fractions and follow the steps you use to multiply two simple fractions.

Example 1:
Calculate tex2html_wrap_inline50 .

Solution:
According to the order of operations, division must be completed before addition. tex2html_wrap_inline52 can be written tex2html_wrap_inline54.

Multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators.

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The problem can now be written tex2html_wrap_inline58 .

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