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Rule 26: Complex Fractions

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To multiply add or subtract two complex fractions, convert the
fractions to simple fractions and follow the steps you use to add or subtract two simple fractions.**

**Example:**
- Calculate .

**Answer:**
- Convert the numerator of the complex fraction to a simple fraction.
can be written
.
Convert the denominator of the complex fraction to a simple fraction.
can be written
.
can now be written
.
.
The problem can now be written .

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Work the following problems and click on Answer if you want to check
the answer and review the solution.

**Problem 1:**
- Simplify
Answer

**Problem 2:**
- Simplify .
Answer

**Problem 3:**
- Simplify

Answer

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