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When doing algebra with fractions, the key is to apply the same rules as you would with whole numbers while also keeping track of the fraction operations. Here are some basic algebraic operations involving fractions:

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1. **Adding and Subtracting Fractions:**

   - To add or subtract fractions, you need to have a common denominator. Find the least common denominator (LCD) and rewrite each fraction with that denominator if necessary. Then, add or subtract the numerators while keeping the denominator the same.

2. **Multiplying Fractions:**

   - To multiply fractions, simply multiply the numerators together to get the new numerator and multiply the denominators together to get the new denominator.

3. **Dividing Fractions:**

   - To divide fractions, multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal (flipped version) of the second fraction. In other words, multiply the first fraction by the second fraction's numerator in the denominator, and vice versa.

4. **Solving Equations with Fractions:**

   - Treat equations with fractions just like equations with whole numbers. Use the same operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) to isolate the variable on one side of the equation.

   - If the equation contains fractions, you may need to find a common denominator to simplify the expression and solve for the variable.

5. **Solving Linear Equations with Fractions:**

   - Start by clearing the fractions by multiplying both sides of the equation by the LCD of all the fractions involved. This will eliminate the fractions and allow you to solve the equation as usual.

Remember to simplify fractions whenever possible by canceling out common factors between the numerator and denominator. Practice is key to becoming comfortable with algebraic operations involving fractions, so work through plenty of examples to improve your skills.
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