SAT Math : How to add complex fractions

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : How To Add Complex Fractions

Add:  

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To add , first simply each term by rewriting the terms using a division sign.

Take the reciprocal of the terms after the division sign, and change the division sign to a multiplication sign. Simplify.

Example Question #2 : How To Add Complex Fractions

Add:  

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The terms shown are complex fractions.  We first need to simplify each and find the least common denominator before solving.

Rewrite the complex fraction using a division sign.

Change the division sign to a multiplication sign, and take the reciprocal of the second term.

Repeat this step for the second term.

Add the two terms together.  

The answer is:  

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