# Rational Expressions

### By Mary Gallo | Super Mathematician

## What Are Rational Expressions?

A **rational expression** is nothing more than a fraction in which the numerator and/or the denominator are polynomials.

## How to Solve Rational Expressions:

## Simplifying

To simplify, one must create two factored binomials that multiply into the original equation.

## Answer

Finally, if a binomial from both the numerator and the denominator match, you can remove them. Any leftover monomials or binomials are the final answer and you cannot factor any further.

## Mary's Details:

- Blue Oak student.
- Trying to finish a math project.
- "Such a
**radical**person." -Everyone - "She's so ir
**rational**." -No One