# How to Solve a Rational Equation

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### Solve the rational equation.

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### 2. Solve for x.

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Solving rational equations is similar to solving equations containing fractions, but with an extra step.This quiz and worksheet combo will test your ability to solve these equations.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be evaluated on how well you can execute the following steps:

• Finding the denominator
• Multiplying by the denominator
• Simplifying
• Checking for extraneous solutions

## Skills Practiced

• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about solving rational equations from the related lesson
• Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts, such as the technique to solve equations with fractions in them, to examine rational equations in a different light
• Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve rational equation practice problems

Get even more information and practice with these equations via the associated lesson, How to Solve a Rational Equation. You'll work towards the following learning goals:

• Define rational equations
• Know what to do with the denominator to solve a rational equation
• Review simplification
• Understand what an extraneous solution is
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