Complex Fractions: Example 1

Rule 26:
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 1:
Simplify tex2html_wrap_inline70


tex2html_wrap_inline31 . All answers are not small and neat.

Simplify the complex fraction tex2html_wrap_inline74 . By now you know that the easiest way to convert this fraction to a simple fraction is to multiply it by 1 in the form tex2html_wrap_inline76 because operation will remove the 25 and the 30.

tex2html_wrap_inline78 .

The problem can now be written tex2html_wrap_inline80 .

Build each fraction to equivalent fractions with denominators that contain factors tex2html_wrap_inline33 .


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