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This calculator will take any 2 of mixed numbers (mixed fractions), regular fractions, improper fraction and integers and simplify the entire fraction by both of the following methods.

**Method 1 : LCD Multiplication**

1. Convert any mixed numbers to improper fractions.

2. Reduce all fractions when possible.

3. Find the least common denominator (LCD) of all fractions appearing within the complex fraction.

4. Multiply both the numerator and the denominator of the complex fraction by the LCD.

5. When possible reduce, simplify and convert to mixed numbers, any final fraction results.

**Method 2 : Fraction Division**

1. Convert any mixed numbers to improper fractions.

2. Reduce all fractions when possible.

3. The main fraction line means "divide". It is a fraction within a fraction. So, we can rewrite the fraction as a standard fraction division problem.

4. Follow the normal rules for dividing fractions; invert the the second term and multiply.

5. When possible reduce, simplify and convert to mixed numbers, any final fraction results.

**Cite this content, page or calculator as:**

Furey, Edward "Simplifying Complex Fractions Calculator" From *http://www.CalculatorSoup.com* - Online Calculator Resource.