# 3.4 Solving Rational Equations and Radical Equations

Solve rational equations.

Solve radical equations.

# Rational Equations

Equations containing rational expressions are called **rational equations**. Solving such equations involves multiplying on both sides by the least common denominator (LCD) of all the rational expressions to *clear the equation of fractions.*

# Example 1

Solve: $\frac{x-8}{3}+\frac{x-3}{2}=0$.

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