Simplifying Complex Fractions

Simplifying Complex Fractions

I took a few minutes last week to make a video for anyone struggling or needing a refresher on simplifying complex fractions. Usually this is covered during the first few weeks of precalculus, but it will come up in Calculus and even College Algebra.

The key, as you’ll see, is to think of these complex fractions as the division of two fractions. Dividing two fractions, you say? That’s easy! We just flip and multiply.

Watch the video yourself, and share with a friend. We could all use some more simplicity (even if it’s complex fractions) in our lives.

-Katie, the online math tutor