Simplifying And Reducing Algebraic Fractions Worksheet

                    Lesson 1

                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                            Problem:                   Reduce the fraction: 7a2bc/49ab4c3

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                                                            Step 1:                    Find a common number that will divide evenly into both 7 and 49 i.e. 7

                             

                     

                                                                                Solution                          7/49 = 1/7

Step 2:                        

 

                                                                                Solution                           a2bc/ab4c3  = a/b3c2

Step 3:           

             

                                                            Solution                    The answer is:  a/7b3c2

                                                                      

 Complete                                                                   

                                                                                                                               

                                                             Try two practice problems:  

 

Reduce the fraction:

 

A. 4a2bc/8a2b2c3

 

 

 

 

 

B. x2/x2+3x

 

 

        

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