Adding/Subtracting Rational Expressions
Try the problems below for some practice before the assignment. These problems will be your practice problems and will go in with your notes.
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Here is a short video of How To simplify a rational expression. Notice that it involves factoring. If you're not comfortable with factoring click here for some refresher examples and videos.
Simplifying Rational Expressions | MathHelp.com
So there you go!
- You add and subtract rational expressions in exactly the same way that you do fractions. BECAUSE THE ARE FRACTIONS!
- When you're done adding or subtracting you need to simplify your expressions by factoring and canceling out terms that are the same on your fraction's numerator and denominator.