-Simplification of Algebraic Fractions.
– Operation of Algebraic Fractions.
SIMPLIFICATION OF ALGEBRAIC FRACTIONS.
To simplify an algebraic fraction:
- Factorise the numerator and the denominator of the fraction, where possible.
- Divide the numerator and the denominator by the common factors. This process is sometimes known as cancelling a fraction. When a fraction cannot be reduced any further, we say the fraction is in its lowest or simplest form.
OPERATION OF ALGEBRAIC FRACTIONS.
New General Mathematics SSS2, pages 193-195, exercise 17b.