Section P.5 Rational Expressions

Before Starting This Section, Review

  1. 1 Rational numbers (Section P.1 , page 3)

  2. 2 Properties of fractions (Section P.1 , page 13)

  3. 3 Factoring polynomials (Section P.4 )

  4. 4 Irreducible polynomial (Section P.4 , page 42)

Objectives

  1. 1 Define rational expressions.

  2. 2 Reduce a rational expression to lowest terms.

  3. 3 Multiply and divide rational expressions.

  4. 4 Add and subtract rational expressions.

  5. 5 Identify and simplify complex fractions.

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