A complex fraction is a fraction in which either the numerator or the denominator or both contain a fraction. When we find this kind of complexity in a fraction, we have to simplify it to a proper or improper fraction before we perform any kind of operation.

Complex Fraction


According to definition, a Complex Fraction should have a fraction either in the numerator or the denominator of the fraction. It can also have a fraction in both the numerator and the denominator.

Points to Remember While Solving a Complex Fraction:

If the fraction is obtained in the numerator, then write '1' as the denominator in the denominator fraction and multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator and simplify it further.
$\rightarrow$ If the fraction obtained in the denominator, then write '1' as the denominator in the numerator fraction and multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator and simplify it further.
$\rightarrow$ If the fraction obtained in both the numerator and the denominator, then multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator and then simplify it further.