How to Simplify Complex Fractions


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A complex fraction is one that has a(n) _____ in the numerator or denominator.

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1. You can simplify a complex fraction by first finding the _____.

2. The common denominator for the complex fraction shown would be _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about simplifying complex fractions with this worksheet and interactive quiz. You'll be responsible for knowing about topics like what a complex fraction is and how they are simplified.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these areas of study:

  • Finding a common denominator
  • Solving a complex fraction
  • How to multiply the top and bottom of a fraction

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about fractions in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as a numerator and a denominator
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve simplifying complex fractions practice problems

Additional Learning

Further exploration of the subject is available via the lesson entitled How to Simplify Complex Fractions. These areas of study will be covered:

  • What the Denominator-Numerator Same Quantity Rule is and how it's applied
  • The Multiplicative Property of Equality and the Additive Property of Equality
  • Examples of these methods are work in simplifying complex fractions