How to Solve a Rational Equation


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Solve the rational equation.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

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

Additional Learning

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