Algebraic Fractions: Simplifying, Multiplying, and Dividing
Factoring the trinomials in the previous hour’s equations made it possible to solve the equations—what looked like really complex problems became much simpler when you found the factors. In much the same way, your algebra skills based on factoring are going to help you work with fractions this hour.
Simplifying Algebraic Fractions by Factoring
The division problems that you did in Hour 3 and Hour 9 gave you a strong foundation for this hour’s work with algebraic fractions. As you have probably noticed, the more you study algebra, the more you realize that the same concepts keep coming up, with variations here and there, and that’s very true with algebraic fractions. You’ll ...