**1. What is the difference between an algebraic fraction and an ordinary fraction?**

Algebraic fractions contain variables (letters) in one form or another. Ordinary fractions just contain numbers.

Both types of fractions obey the

SAMEbasic rules.

**2. When can terms be cancelled in an algebraic fraction?**

Terms can only be cancelled when they are in factor form i.e. Being multiplied.

A common but

verywrong method is shown below. Donotdo it!!!This is incorrect:

This is correct: