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How to Combine and Simplify Algebraic Fractions
This part will explain to you step by step how to combine and simplify algebraic fractions. It is useful and important to already have a solid understanding of fractions in general before moving on to algebraic fractions. Click here if you want to revise how to add and subtract ordinary fractions. Try to study all the videos in the correct order and do not jump too quickly to the more difficult and advanced maths questions. You will understand maths better if you understand the basics first (and this will show on your maths exams!). First I will explain to you how to combine algebraic fractions and then I will explain to you how to simplify algebraic fractions. Good luck and have fun!!
How to Simplify Algebraic Fractions
You will probably be asked on your IGCSE GCSE Maths exam paper to simplify an algebraic fraction. It is good to ask yourself what is meant with simplifying fractions? Have a look here if you are not sure. Study the following example question to find out how to simplify algebraic fractions. How do you get rid of the Highest Common Factor (HCF) if at first site there does not seem to be a common factor between all terms? The videos will tell you exactly how to approach these types of questions and you will be able to confidently answer these types of questions on your IGCSE GCSE maths exam. Let me know on the forum on the homepage of this site if you do not understand how to simplify fractions and I will help you. Good luck and have fun!
Great job! you have learned some very important maths lessons and now understand how to combine and simplify algebraic fractions. You will get a similar question on your maths exam so well done for studying this part during your maths re vision! Don't stop but learn the laws of indices by following the links. I will explain what the laws of indices are and provide you with many example questions. See you there!!
