__Objective__

At the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

- Simplify algebraic fractions.

**Algebraic fractions** are fractions involving algebra. The rules for fractions involving algebraic terms are the same as those for numeric fractions. However the actual calculations are often easier when using algebra. Algebraic fractions obey the same rules of arithmetic as ordinary fractions.

__Example 1__

__Solution__

With this question, we will use factorisation to simplify. Factorise the numerator and then the denominator.

__Example 2__

__Solution__

Factorise the numerator and then the denominator.

__Unit 3 Lesson 1: Exercise 1__

Simplify the following algebraic fractions.

**NOTE: Please check for the Answers in the (Additional) Material section at the top/ try the Quiz**

__Unit 3 Lesson 1: Exercise 2__

Simplify the following algebraic fractions.

**NOTE: Please check for the Answers in the (Additional) Material section at the top.**

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__Unit 3 Lesson 1: Exercise 1 Answers__

__Unit 3 Lesson 1: Exercise 2 Answers__