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Ch 25: ACT Math - Rational Equations: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The ACT Math - Rational Equations chapter of this ACT Prep Help and Review course is the simplest way to master rational equations. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of rational equations.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help preparing for the ACT math section will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding rational expressions or rational equations.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about rational equations.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra math resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the ACT Math - Rational Equations chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the ACT Math - Rational Equations chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • How do you solve a rational equation?
  • What steps do you use to add or subtract a rational expression?
  • How do you multiply or divide a rational expression?

6 Lessons in Chapter 25: ACT Math - Rational Equations: Help and Review
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Rational Equations: Practice Problems

1. Rational Equations: Practice Problems

Rational equations include fractions and a numerator and denominator with polynomials. Explore rational equation examples and practice problems and learn how to clear the fraction.

How to Solve a Rational Equation

2. How to Solve a Rational Equation

Solving a rational equation involves finding the common denominator and multiplying all numbers by it, then simplifying and checking the answer. Explore rational equations and apply the steps involved to solve example problems.

How to Add and Subtract Rational Expressions

3. How to Add and Subtract Rational Expressions

Rational polynomial expressions are fractions with a numerator and denominator that are polynomials and can be simplified as needed and act similarly to fractions when identifying a common denominator. Learn how rational expressions are added and subtracted by simplifying through several steps demonstrated in examples.

Practice Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

4. Practice Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

Rational expressions can be simplified and reduced using common numerators and denominators to be added and subtracted. Put the steps into action to add and subtract rational expressions and use FOIL to solve three practice problems.

How to Multiply and Divide Rational Expressions

5. How to Multiply and Divide Rational Expressions

Polynomial retinal expressions, being a fraction that contains a polynomial, are able to be divided and multiplied similarly to normal fractions. Explore the extra steps involved through three examples of how to factor, flip, slash, and multiply and divide rational expressions when needed.

Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions: Practice Problems

6. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions: Practice Problems

The steps of multiplying or dividing rational polynomial expressions are to factor, flip (when dividing), slash or cancel, and multiply. Put these steps for multiplying and dividing rational expressions into action and master the concept by solving a series of example problems.

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