**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.**

**Problem 1:**- Simplify .
**Answer:****Solution:**- Simplify the fraction first. 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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