Definition of compound fraction in English:

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compound fraction

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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