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Radical, Rational and Absolute Value Equations - Chapter Summary
In these lessons on radical, rational and absolute value equations, you can improve your knowledge of how reflections are graphed across an axis, origin, and line. Our knowledgeable instructors go through practice problems and provide plenty of examples of how different equations are solved. This chapter enables you to:
- Demonstrate how to graph reflections
- Solve rational and absolute value equations
- Identify the least common denominator when solving rational equations
- List steps for solving radical equations
Learning about radical, rational and absolute value equations doesn't have to be boring or difficult. Our instructors use an easy-to-comprehend teaching style in fun video lessons to enhance your knowledge of the topics covered. A short self-assessment quiz is available for each lesson. You can also access a full written transcript for each video lesson that can be printed and used for a text-based learning option.
1. How to Graph Reflections Across Axes, the Origin, and Line y=x
A graph can be reflected in three ways - across the axes, the origin and the line y = x. There are specific rules to perform each reflection. This lesson will describe those rules and show you how to perform these reflections.
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!
3. Solving Rational Equations and Finding the Least Common Denominator
When solving rational equations, just like with any other fractions, you must first find the least common denominator. This lesson will show you how to find the least common denominator and also solve the rational equations.
4. 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.
5. Solving Radical Equations: Steps and Examples
Solving radical equations is not any more difficult than solving other algebraic equations. This lesson will show you how to solve equations containing a square root and give some real-world examples.
6. How to Solve an Absolute Value Equation
Once you get familiar with any new operation, the next step in any algebra class is to learn how to solve equations with that operation in them. Absolute values are no different. Solve absolute value equations here!
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