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Simplifying Rational Expressions

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Examples, solutions. videos, worksheets, and activities to help Algebra students learn how to simplify rational expressions.

What are Rational Expressions?
Rational Expressions are fractions whose numerators and/or denominators contain variables.

How to simplify or reduce rational expressions to lowest terms?
Step 1: Factor the numerator and denominator
Step 2: Cancel common factors

Simplify Rational Expressions Part 1
Simplifying rational expressions for Introductory & Intermediate Algebra students
Simplify Rational Expressions Part 2

Algebra I Help: Simplifying Rational Expressions Part I
In this video, we learn how to reduce a rational expression to its lowest terms. This is also called simplifying a rational expression. Basically, we need to factor the numerator and denominator, and cancel common factors. The rational expression is reduced to its lowest terms when the GCF between numerator and denominator is one.
Algebra I Help: Simplifying Rational Expressions Part II

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