# 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.

# 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.

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# What's in a Name?

"Algebraic" means relating to algebra. It is pronounced 'al-je-bray-ic'.

"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.