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An Algebraic Fraction exam question is shown below:

*Express the below as a single fraction in its simplest form, x ≠ 5, x ≠ 0*

*Source: 2014 N5 Maths P2, Q9 *

They are fractions which contain letters and numbers.

Adding, subtracting, multiplying & dividing algebraic fractions – each has a unique process which you need to be confident with.

Often factorisation is required in algebraic fractions in order to reveal a common factor. The common factor may then allow for numerator and denominator cancellation, hence making the fraction appear more *‘simple’* looking.

We cover everything you need to know about Algebraic Fractions in the Study Guides.

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