Posted by jenn on .
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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shirley,
When simplifying a rational fraction, why do you need to factor the numerator and the denominator? Include two examples