Ch 22: ACT Math - Rational Equations: Tutoring Solution

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The Math - Rational Equations chapter of this ACT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about rational equations. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the operations involving rational equations required for the ACT exam.

How it works:

  • Begin your review or other rational equations work.
  • Identify the rational equations concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our ACT math - rational equations tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about rational equations and earn acceptable scores. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding how to add, subtract, multiply or divide rational expressions or any other rational equations topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their ACT preparation
  • Prefer learning ACT topics visually
  • Find themselves struggling with the rational equations portion of the review
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their rational equations preparation
  • Don't have access to ACT review materials

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about rational equations simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live ACT prep tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Complete your rational equations review on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Review how to solve rational equations.
  • Practice adding and subtracting rational expressions.
  • Learn to multiply and divide rational expressions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: ACT Math - Rational Equations: Tutoring Solution
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Rational Equations: Practice Problems

1. Rational Equations: Practice Problems

Mario and Bill own a local carwash and have several complex tasks that they must use rational equations to solve for an answer. Enjoy learning how they solve these equations to help them with some of their day-to-day tasks.

How to Solve a Rational Equation

2. How to Solve a Rational Equation

A rational equation is one that contains fractions. Yes, we will be finding a common denominator that has 'x's. But no worries! Together we will use a process that will help us solve rational equations every time!

How to Add and Subtract Rational Expressions

3. How to Add and Subtract Rational Expressions

Adding and subtracting rational expressions brings everything you learned about fractions into the world of algebra. We will mix common denominators with factoring and FOILing.

Practice Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

4. Practice Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

Adding and subtracting rational expressions can feel daunting, especially when trying to find a common denominator. Let me show you the process I like to use. I think it will make adding and subtracting rational expressions more enjoyable!

How to Multiply and Divide Rational Expressions

5. How to Multiply and Divide Rational Expressions

Multiplying and dividing rational polynomial expressions is exactly like multiplying and dividing fractions. Like fractions, we will reduce. With polynomial expressions we use factoring and canceling. I also give you a little mnemonic to help you remember when you need a common denominator and when you don't.

Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions: Practice Problems

6. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions: Practice Problems

Let's continue looking at multiplying and dividing rational polynomials. In this lesson, we will look at a couple longer problems, while giving you some practice multiplying and dividing.

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