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May 25th

May 25th

# Rational Expressions

## Chapter 6 Test

"Chapter Tests are worth 10 points each and will be administered
at the beginning of class on scheduled dates. There are no makeup
Tests available. Tests will consist of a maximum of five
problems similar to those in the Chapter Test in the book."

You have ten minutes to
complete the test.
Have fun & Good Luck!

## Canceling with Rational Expressions

Rational Expressions: ex pressions that contain fractions

Recall:

Recall:

Example 1: Simplify :

Example 2: Simplify:

Example 3: Simplify:

Example 4: Simplify:

Example 5: Simplify:

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Simplify:

Simplify:

Schedule for today:

· Rational Expressions
· Multiplication & Division

## Multiplying Rational Expressions

Observe: Multiply

Steps for Multiplying
1) Factor numerator & denominator completely
2) Cancel common factors above and be low
3) Multiply remaining factors

Example 1: Multiply

Steps:

1) Factor numerator &
denominator completely
2) Cancel common factors
above and below
3) Multiply remaining factors

Example 2: Multiply

Steps:

1) Factor numerator &
denominator completely
2) Cancel common factors
above and below
3) Multiply remaining factors

## Dividing Rational Expressions

Recall: Divide

Steps for Dividing:
1) KFC
2) Multiply:
· Factor numerator &
denominator completely
· Cancel common factors above
and below
· Multiply remaining factors

Example 1: Divide

Steps:

1) KFC
2) Multiply:
· Factor numerator &
denominator completely
· Cancel common factors above
and below
· Multiply remaining factors

Example 2: Divide

Steps:

1) KFC
2) Multiply:
· Factor numerator &
denominator completely
· Cancel common factors above
and below
· Multiply remaining factors

Example 3: Divide

Steps:

1) KFC
2) Multiply:
· Factor numerator &
denominator completely
· Cancel common factors above
and below
· Multiply remaining factors

Practice: In your notes, work out the problems.