Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Fractions

Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Fractions Multiplication and division of algebraic fractions is actually an extension of reducing fractions, except that now there are two fractions in the problem instead of just one. Steps to Multiplying Algebraic Fractions: Factor first if possible. Then reduce common factors between any numerator and denominator. Reducing may be done up-down, … Read more

Undefined Algebraic Fractions

Undefined Algebraic Fractions A fraction is said to be undefined (or have no meaning) when the denominator = 0. Consider:Solution: determine when the denominator equals 0. Set the denominator = 0 and solve. The NUMERATOR IS IGNORED. It is only necessary to investigate the denominator. The solution to the above example is: x – 1 … Read more