# Algebraic Fractions

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• Help, Nadirah! Algebraic fractions are so confusing! I hate algebra!
• Hey, Caleb! Why do you look so stressed out?
• Uh huh...
• Relax! Do you remember learning about numerical fractions previously?
•  That's it? But isn't there something about the variable(s) in the denominator having restrictions?
• An algebraic fraction is just a fraction with algebraic expressions in the numerator and/or denominator!
• Yes...
• Oh yes! Remember for numerical fractions, the denominator cannot be zero as division by zero is undefined?
• Oh! That means the variable(s) in the algebraic expression cannot take on values that will make the denominator zero?
• For the same reason, the denominator of an algebraic fraction cannot be zero.
• And n cannot be 2! Wow, I get it now! Thanks, Nadirah!
• That's right! Like in my examples, c cannot be 0...
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