Rational Function: Definition, Equation & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT a rational function?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a rational function?


How many vertical asymptotes does the following function have?

R(x) = ((x - 1)(x + 1)) / ((x + 2)(x - 3)(x + 4))

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to help you assess your knowledge regarding rational functions. Get ready to use your mathematics skills to demonstrate that you understand these functions and their component parts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Completing this quiz will require you to demonstrate a proficiency in the following areas:

  • Identifying specific kinds of functions
  • Factoring functions
  • Understanding vertical asymptotes

Skills Practiced

This quiz will allow you to improve your study skills as you ascertain exactly what you know about this subject. In particular, you will be practicing:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on rational functions
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to find vertical asymptotes in practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about rational functions

Additional Learning

Take the next step in learning about this topic by reading the lesson that accompanies this quiz and worksheet, titled Rational Function: Definition, Equation & Examples. Topics that this lesson deals with include:

  • Differences between functions that are or are not rational
  • Vertical asymptote graphs
  • The theorem for finding vertical asymptotes