Ch 8: Radical, Rational and Absolute Value Equations

About This Chapter

Expand your understanding of radical, rational and absolute value equations so that you are more confident about taking an exam or completing a class assignment. These concise lessons and quizzes will increase the ease in which you're able to solve a variety of equations.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: Radical, Rational and Absolute Value Equations
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How to Graph Reflections Across Axes, the Origin, and Line y=x

1. How to Graph Reflections Across Axes, the Origin, and Line y=x

Reflections on a graph appear as they sound literally, where a given graph is 'flipped' along to to appear in the equal opposite distance from the given line as the original. Learn the rules in how graphs are reflected across axes, the origin, and line y=x.

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.

Solving Rational Equations and Finding the Least Common Denominator

3. Solving Rational Equations and Finding the Least Common Denominator

Solving rational equations requires finding the least common denominator. Learn what rational equations and least common denominators are, explore two methods for finding the least common denominator, and practice with examples.

Rational Equations: Practice Problems

4. 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.

Solving Radical Equations: Steps and Examples

5. Solving Radical Equations: Steps and Examples

A radical equation is an equation in which a variable is under a radical. Learn to identify radicals, perform inverse operations, and solve radical equations through real-world examples.

How to Solve an Absolute Value Equation

6. How to Solve an Absolute Value Equation

An absolute value equation includes a variable that is an absolute value as one of the variables resulting in two solutions, the positive or negative. Learn about the methods of solving basic absolute value equations and why it is necessary to split an absolute value equation into two possible equations to solve for the variable.

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