Algebraic Fractions (Mathematics Glossary)
What Is an Algebraic Fraction?
An algebraic fraction is a fraction which contains letters.
The Parts of an Algebraic Fraction
An algebraic fraction consists of a numerator and a denominator.
Examples of Algebraic Fractions
Algebraic fractions do not just contain single letters.

Algebraic fractions can include numbers.

Algebraic fractions can include terms.

Algebraic fractions can include expressions.
Arithmetic With Algebraic Fractions
Algebraic fractions can be added, subtracted, multiplied and divided.
Read more about how to add algebraic fractions
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Read more about how to divide algebraic fractions
How to Simplify Algebraic Fractions
An algebraic equation is simplified when the greatest common factor of every term is divided out of both numerator and denominator.Read more about how to simplify algebraic fractions
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Note
What's in a Name?
"Algebraic" means relating to algebra. It is pronounced 'aljebrayic'.
"Fraction" comes from the Latin "fractus", meaning "broken". This is because the whole is 'broken' into parts.
A Fraction Is a Division
A fraction is a division. The numerator is divided by the denominator.