Chapter 1 – Algebraic Notation

Topic 1.6 – Fractions within Fractions

Fractions within Fractions is sometimes referred to as Complex Fractions, though this name is misleading in that this topic does not involve complex numbers. The word ‘complex’ in this case, means ‘complicated’; the numerator and denominator of these fractions themselves contain fractions. This topic covers the process to reduce these complicated expressions to a single, reduced fraction. This lesson relies on a knowledge of Factoring Polynomials, Reducing Fractions and Adding and Subtracting Fractions.


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