Rational Expressions & Equations


After learning how to simplify rational expressions and determining excluded values, the students will perform the 4 basic operations on rational, mixed, and complex expressions. Students will learn to solve rational equations, including practical work-rate and motion problems. The final section involves graphing rational functions, reviews asymptotes, and introduces hyperbolas.

What you can expect to learn

After completing these activities you should be able to

  1. Simplify sums, differences, products, and quotients of rational expressions.
  2. Solve mathematical and real-world problems involving rational expressions and equations.
Activity List