Entry from US English dictionary
A fraction in which either the numerator or the denominator, or both, contain one or more fractions. Also called complex fraction.
- What are simple, complex, and compound fractions?
- Try to treat it as an introduction to compound fractions and don't get too bogged down in the details.
- To convert a simple fraction to a compound fraction, the numerator must be larger than the denominator.
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Syllabification: com·pound frac·tion
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