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Rule 24: Complex Fractions

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To manipulate complex fractions, just convert them to simple
fractions and follow rules 1 through 23 for simple fractions.**

**Example:**
- Convert to a simple fraction and reduce.
**Answer:**
- can be written
. Write 3 as the fraction
. Now
can be written .
Convert the problem to multiplication by changing the division
sign to multiplication and inverting the fraction to the right of the
sign. can now be
written and
.
Check your answer with your calculator. Divide 3 by .5 and your answer should be 6. You have just converted a complex fraction to a simple fraction.

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Work the following problems and click on Answer if you want to check
the answer and review the solution.

**Problem 1:**
- Simplify and reduce the answer.
Answer

**Problem 2:**
- Simplify .
Answer

**Problem 3:**
- Simplify
Answer

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