Ch 31: ACT Math: Rational Equations and Expressions

About This Chapter

Revisit indispensable mathematics topics to prepare for the ACT math exam. Short, user-friendly video lessons with quizzes will help you prepare for success.

ACT Math: Rational Equations and Expressions

The fun and engaging video lessons in this chapter address crucial algebraic concepts. Review the following topics to get ready for the math portion of the ACT:

  • Solving rational equations
  • Adding and subtracting rational expressions
  • Multiplying and dividing rational expressions

Work your way through the video lessons and complete the corresponding exercises for more practice. After you take the quick quizzes, you'll know of any areas that still need more attention.

ACT Math Objectives

The algebra section of your math ACT comprises 55% of the questions. You'll complete problems based on an understanding of pre-algebra and elementary algebra concepts, in addition to the following intermediate algebra topics:

  • Quadratic formula
  • Rational and radical expressions
  • Absolute value equations and inequalities
  • Patterns and sequences
  • Systems of equations
  • Quadratic inequalities

Of the 60 multiple-choice questions, 15% test your understanding of those intermediate algebra concepts. You'll have 60 minutes to choose the correct answers for the math problems, and you may perform your calculations with paper and pencil, or by using an approved model of calculator.

Your review of rational equations and expressions with our video lessons will guide you towards success, especially if you take advantage of the practice exercises and quizzes for immediate feedback.

The math results that you'll receive back from ACT will include a general math score on all the questions, in addition to three sub-scores for combinations of individual areas.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.