# Simplify Complex Fractions Worksheets

How Do You Simplify Complex Fractions? Complex fractions are often encountered in word problems. Word problems that involve fractions are often considered difficult for students resulting in reluctance in attempting the questions. Yes, they are a bit more complex than typical word problems. However, using the right tips and rules, these questions can be solved by any student. All you need to do is practice. Let's try to understand specific examples. Multiplying Fraction word problems: While at a bakery, a woman purchased bought half a pound of chocolate fudge cake. She ate that cake at night after dinner at around ΒΌ of it. How much is left? Dividing Fraction Word Problem: Jamal's mother made his favorites, peanut butter caramel fudge cake around 1/3 of a pound. She shared the fudge into four equal pieces. How much cake will go into each container? Tips: 1. You need to read the problem carefully at first. 2. Give it another read, if you are still not able to understand. 3. Explain that problem in your own words to someone else (a friend or a teacher). 4. Focus on every single sentence. 5. Use visual representation to understand the problem better. 6. Discuss the answer with someone to be sure it is making any sense. Practice the same problem with different variables and numbers.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates general rules of Simplifying Complex Fractions. Simplify. (3/9)/(4/12) 1. The main fraction line means "divide". Rewrite the fraction using a division symbol ÷ . 2. Follow the normal rules for dividing fractions: Invert the second term(the denominator of the complex fraction) and multiply (by the numerator of the complex fraction).

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Explores how to approach Simplifying Complex Fractions. Simplify the given expression by factoring it.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Contains 20 Simplify Complex Fractions problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Features another 20 Simplify Complex Fractions problems.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Simplify Complex Fractions problems for students to work on at home. Example problems are provided and explained.

• ### Topic Quiz

10 Simplify Complex Fractions problems. A math scoring matrix is included.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

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