Rule 25: Complex Fractions
To multiply two complex fractions, convert the fractions to
simple fractions and follow the steps you use to multiply two simple fractions.
- Calculate .
- Solution 1:
- Convert the numerator to a simple fraction. can be written .
Convert the denominator to a simple fraction. can be written .
The problem can now be written .
Multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators.
The problem is reduced by .
- Solution 2:
- Convert the 8 to a fraction, multiply the numerators,
and multiply the denominators. .
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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:
- Problem 2:
- Problem 3:
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