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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 an equation of the form x^2 = a using the square root property

Discusses the square root property, then encourages the viewer to write a list of perfect squares in the marginfor reference. Lasly, three examples are presented and solved.

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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 quadratic equation by completing the square: Exact Answers

Two examples are shown here, one relatively easy, then one with some fractions involved.

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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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Solving a word problem using a quadratic equation with irrational roots

Shows how to substitite the given value for the output variable, then rearranges the resulting equation in standard form. Values for a, b, and c are identified and then entered into the quadratic…

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Graphing a parabola of the form y =- ax^2 + bs + c: Integer coefficients

Shows how to ofirst find the coordinates of the vertex, then choose other inputs to find two more points on each side of the vertex, plott them and draw the graph.

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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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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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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 common denominators & GCF factoring

An example that is easy to combine with subtraction, in this case, because the two fractions have common denominators. However, be aware that there may be a way to simplifying the answer further. …

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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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Simplifying a ratio of linear polynomials: 1, -1, and no simplification

This shows four examples just to cover a variety of "looks". There is at least one of each tyoe,

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Solving an equation written in factored form

Starts with cautiioning against multiplying the factors back together and describes the zero product property to justify this warning. Then shows how to continue from the factored form to separate…

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Simplifying a sum or difference of two univariate polynomials

This shows both a subtraction and an addition example for finding the sum and difference of two trinomials.

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Quotient rule with negative exponents: Problem type 1

A qucik example of applying the qoutient rule for exponents and the definition of a negative exponent.

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