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Complex fractions

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Complex fractions

In general, a complex fraction is normally formed of two fractions, one on top of the other (the numerator, denominator, or both contain a fraction). It is actually a ratio of two fractions.

To convert this to a simple fraction, rewrite as division:


You can also just multiply the top numerator by the bottom denominator and the top denominator by the bottom numerator:


If only the numerator or the denominator contains a fraction, rewrite the other one as a fraction, and then divide or multiply:




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