# Rule 24: Complex Fractions To manipulate complex fractions, just convert them to simple fractions and follow rules 1 through 23 for simple fractions. Example:
Convert to a simple fraction and reduce. can be written . Write 3 as the fraction . Now can be written . Convert the problem to multiplication by changing the division sign to multiplication and inverting the fraction to the right of the sign. can now be written and . Check your answer with your calculator. Divide 3 by .5 and your answer should be 6. You have just converted a complex fraction to a simple fraction.

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Problem 1:
Simplify and reduce the answer.

Problem 2:
Simplify .

Problem 3:
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