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Simplifying Complex Fractions - Problem 4

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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If we find a "double" or complex fraction as part of a sum or difference, we need to simplify the fraction first, and then combine terms later. As with any complex fraction, we leave the top fraction the same and then multiply by the reciprocal of the denominator. Reduce as much as possible. From there, we'll need a common denominator with the second term to simplify completely.

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