In this lesson, we learn how to simplify a complex fraction. To do so, we use the lowest common denominator of all four fractions to clear the fractions out, and then we multiply both the numerator and denominator by our LCD, and distribute to each term. We then look for the greatest common factors and factor the difference of two squares into the product of the conjugates to obtain our simplified answer.
Learn how to simplify a complex fraction.
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