Simplifying Rational Expressions With Factoring


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In mathematics, what is a rational expression?

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1. What is the definition of factoring?

2. What are the steps involved in simplifying a rational expression using factoring?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Given that values and variables can be factored in and out of them, rational expressions can have numerous forms; however, for simplicity we typically prefer to use the most simplified form. This assessment will test your understanding of what a rational expression is, how factoring works and what it means to simplify rational expressions. It will also provide you with an opportunity to test your abilities simplifying rational expressions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the questions of this assessment to test your:

  • Understanding of rational expressions
  • Knowledge about what factoring is
  • Abilities simplifying rational expressions using factoring

Skills Practiced

Some other important skills covered in this assessment include:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as rational expression and factoring
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the steps used to simplify rational expressions
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems that will ask you to use factoring to simplify rational expressions

Additional Learning

The lesson that accompanies this assessment, Simplifying Rational Expressions With Factoring, will help you study the material of the assessment, as well as:

  • Examples of rational expressions
  • How we factor and simplify rational expressions
  • Example problems you can follow along with and improve your skills