## anonymous 4 years ago Describe how simplifying complex fractions is like dividing numerical fractions.

1. UnkleRhaukus

do you mean complex fractions or complicated fractions

2. anonymous

complex

3. UnkleRhaukus

complex numbers are with numbers with an imaginary part

4. anonymous

complex fractions

5. UnkleRhaukus

${a+ib \over c+id}={a+ib \over c+id}{c-id \over c-id}={ac+bd +i(bc-ad) \over c^2+d^2 }$

6. anonymous

simplifying complex fractions is like dividing numerical fractions because 16/(5/4) is the same as $16/1 \div 5/4$

7. anonymous

I'm guessing thats not what you mean since you said complex fractions, not dividing complex numbers