Complex Fractions: Problem 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.

Problem 1:
Simplify tex2html_wrap_inline114 .



Simplify the fraction first. Convert the numerator tex2html_wrap_inline118 of the complex fraction to a simple fraction.

tex2html_wrap_inline118 can be written tex2html_wrap_inline122 .

Convert the denominator tex2html_wrap_inline124 of the complex fraction to a simple fraction.

tex2html_wrap_inline124 can be written tex2html_wrap_inline128 .

tex2html_wrap_inline130 can now be written tex2html_wrap_inline132

The problem tex2html_wrap_inline114 can now be written tex2html_wrap_inline136 .


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