Algebraic FractionsA mixture of algebraic fraction calculations and simplifications. 
This is level 3; Adding and subtracting two algebraic fractions. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 correct. Give your answers as fractions in their lowest terms. Do not factorise and type letters in alphabetical order where appropriate.
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Level 1  Simplifying algebraic fractions.
Level 2  Multiplying and dividing algebraic fractions.
Level 3  Adding and subtracting two algebraic fractions.
Level 4  Simplifying algebraic fractions by factorising.
Level 5  Mixed algebraic fraction questions.
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Robynn Hofmeyr, South Africa
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
"Hi, I'm a new user so this may be a silly question, but in the Algebra, how do I equate the Transum levels to school lelels? EG: What grade is Level 5? Thank you.
[Transum: That's a great question, and it's not silly at all. The levels in our Algebra exercises, as well as in other topics, are designed to reflect the stages of learning within that specific topic rather than correlating directly with school grade levels or Year groups. This means that a Level 5 in one topic, such as Tally Charts, might be significantly easier than a Level 1 in another topic, such as Differentiation.
Each level is intended to help students build their understanding progressively within the context of that particular subject. For instance, Level 5 of Tally Charts might cover more basic concepts compared to Level 1 of Differentiation, which starts with more advanced principles of calculus.
I hope this clarifies how the levels are structured. If you have any more questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to ask.]"