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Ch 34: HSPT Test: Solving Rational Expressions

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As a student, you have a great opportunity to enhance your capabilities of solving rational expressions. These video lessons and quizzes are available to help you adequately prepare for the HSPT test.

HSPT Test: Solving Rational Expressions - Chapter Summary

Work your way through this effective chapter to pick up strategies that will help you solve rational equation problems. Use the engaging video lessons to prepare for the HSPT test questions on the following topics:

  • Methods for solving rational equations
  • Steps for subtracting and adding rational expressions
  • Concepts about dividing and multiplying rational expressions
  • Practice problems

Methods for analyzing and solving rational equations are broken down by instructors in this chapter. After watching the engaging videos, take the corresponding quizzes to test your understanding.

HSPT Test: Solving Rational Expressions Chapter Objectives

The HSPT exam was put together to help you assess your knowledge of different sections as a student looking to get into select Catholic high schools. The topics in this chapter are included in the mathematical portion of the exam, which contains 64 questions. Our interactive lessons have been created to help you effectively answer rational expression material covered on the exam. The format of the questions are multiple choice, and you will have to use your problem-solving skills in order to answer them correctly.

6 Lessons in Chapter 34: HSPT Test: Solving Rational Expressions
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How to Solve a Rational Equation

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Rational Equations: Practice Problems

6. 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.

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