How to Solve Complex Fractions


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Simplify: (3/5)/(5/12 - 1/4)

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1. Simplify: (4/x + 3/x)/2

2. Simplify: (4/5 + 2/3)/(5/8 - 1/4)

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Complex fractions can be tricky and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the methods used to solve them. Some of the rules include simplifying the numerator and finding the least common denominator.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on how to:

  • Distinguish between the numerator and the denominator
  • Identify least common denominators
  • Divide and/or multiply fractions to solve complex fractions

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheets allow students to test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to simplify complex fractions
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast common denominators
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge about the properties of rational expressions

Additional Learning

To learn more about solving complex fractions, review the accompanying lesson on How to Solve Complex Fractions. This lesson will help you:

  • Define complex fractions
  • Identify the numerator and denominator
  • Practice various methods for solving complex fractions
  • Find the least common denominator
  • Multiply fractions
  • Simplify the numerator and denominator