Solving Rational Equations with Like Denominators - Concept

Concept Concept (1)

Solving rational equations is substantially easier with like denominators. When solving rational equations, first multiply every term in the equation by the common denominator so the equation is "cleared" of fractions. Next, use an appropriate technique for solving for the variable.

Sample Sample Problems (3)

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Solving Rational Equations with Like Denominators - Problem 1

Solve:

3 6 = -3
x x
Problem 1
How to solve rational equations when one side has a common denominator.
Solving Rational Equations with Like Denominators - Problem 2

Solve:

2x² = 2
x − 1 x − 1
Problem 2
How to solve rational equations when both sides have the same denominator.
Solving Rational Equations with Like Denominators - Problem 3

Solve:

3 = x(x − 2)
x − 7 x − 7
Problem 3
How to solve rational equations that involves solving a quadratic equation.