Posted by **jenn** on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 10:52pm.

When simplifying a rational fraction, why do you need to

factor the numerator and the denominator? Include two examples!

to get like terms

Can you explain a little more?

When you factor then you can cancel like terms

Example:

12/3

(3)(4)

------- = 4/1 =4

3

i need to ask you a dumb question

Is this an example of a ratonal Fraction?

because the question need to answer is

When simplifying a rational fraction, why do you need to factor the numerator and the denominator? Include two examples

Rational fractions are written as one number divided by another, such as 3/4.

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