5.A. Simplifying Rational Expressions

This section will focus on simplifying rational expressions related to:
  • Addition/Subtraction
  • Multiplication/Division
  • Complex Fractions and Mixed Expressions
  • Long Division
  • Key Terms
    • Rational Expressions
    • Excluded Values
    • Extraneous Solutions
    • Asymptote
    • Dividend
    • Divisor
    • Quotient 
    • Least Common Multiple
    • Least Common Denominator
    • Mixed Expression
    • Complex Fraction

Essential Questions
  • How are rational expressions simplified?