 # Equations Involving a Variable Expression in the Denominator

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### New York State Common Core Math Algebra I, Module 1, Lesson 18

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Student Outcomes

Students interpret equations like 1/x = 3 as two equations "1/x = 3" and "x ≠ 0" ” and “ ” joined by “and.” Students find the solution set for this new system of equations.

Exit Ticket

1. Rewrite the equation (x -2)/(x - 9) = 2 as a system of equations. Then, solve for x.

2. Write an equation that would have the restriction x ≠ -3.

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