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Solving a rational equation that simplifies to quadratic: Proportional form, advanced

This shows how to use the LCD of the two fractions that form a proportion to simplify the equation to a quadratic equation, then solve the quadratic by factoring and check the validity of the …

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Solving rational equations that simplify to quadratic: Binomial denominators & numerators

A The key to solving this kind of equation is multiplying through by the least common denominator to eliminate the fractions first, Then it is a matter of combining like terms on one side of the…

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Solving a rational equation that simplifies to quadratic: Binomial denominators, constant numerators

The key to solving this equation is eliminating the fractions first by multiplying by the least common denominator and dividingout equal factors. Note that the integer term must be multiplied by…

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Rational exponents: Quotient Rule

Demonstrates how the quotient rule for exponents is applied the same way to rational exponents.

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Rational exponents: Product rule

A simple demonstration of how the product rule forexponents still applies when the exponents are fractions

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Adding rational expressions with linear denominators without common factors: Basic

A subtraction of fractionso where the denominators have no factors in common so we simpllly multiply the two together to create the LCD. Then both fractions are adjusted by multiplying each…

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Complex fraction with negative exponents: Problem type 2

This demonstrates how to transform variables with negative exponents into corresponding reciprocal fractions, and then proceed to simplify the resulting complex fraction by multiplying all terms by…

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Complex fraction made of sums involving rational expressions: Multivariate

Simplifies a complex fraction by distributing the LCD of each small fraction across the top and the bottom so that all small fractions can be swept away.

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Complex fraction made of sums involving rational expressions: Problem type 3

A complex fraction is multiplied through on the top and the bottom by the common denominator of all smaller fractions, eliminating the denominators of those smaller fractions.

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Complex fraction made of sums involving rational expressions: Problem type 1

Simplifies a complex fraction by multiplying the top and bottom by the common denominator of the smaller fractions so their denominators can be eliminated. Further simplification is considered.

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Adding rational expressions involving different quadratic denominators

Adding ratioinal expressions with quadratic denominators requires factoring each denominator so that the LCD can be determined. Then each fraction is exapanded by multiplying the tops and the…

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Adding rational expressions with linear denominators with common factors: Basic

This shows how to determine a common denominator when the denominators share at least one factor. A numerical version is included for more understanding, and the rational expressions are added and…

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Adding rational expressions with multivariate monomial denominators: Basic

This example shows how to factor each denominator and then determine which of these factors are needed to create the least common denominator (LCD). Then the fractions are expanded by multiplying…

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Adding rational expressions with denominators ax and bx: Basic

This example shows how to add fractions with different denominators by adjusting one of the fractions so that they have a common denominator.

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Finding the LCD of rational expressions with quadratic denominators

Each denominator is factored and then any common factor is used only once and all other unique factors complete the LCD

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Finding the LCD of rational expressions with linear denominators: Common factors.

A demonstration of how factoring is used to discover the minumum number of factors that need to be combined to find the smallest denominator that can be used as the LCD of the two given fractions.

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