In this topic, the student is introduced to rational expressions. This series of five lessons presents the student with the capabilities to simplify simple rational expressions. The student learns the principles of rational expressions.
In this lesson, the student learns how to divide monomials by monomials. The student is shown how to use the greatest common factor to write a rational expression into a simplified, equivalent form.
This lesson introduces the student to rational expressions that simplify with factors in the denominator. The student sees that not all rational expressions can be simplified to polynomial expressions.
In this lesson, the student learns how to simplify rational expressions that involve a polynomial expression in the numerator and a monomial expression in the denominator.
This lesson introduces the student to simplifying rational expressions with a binomial expression in the denominator. The student sees that factoring may be used to simplify rational expressions.
This lesson shows the student how to simplify rational expressions that involve polynomial expressions in both the numerator and denominator. The student sees that factoring both polynomial expressions are necessary in order to fully simplify these types of rational expressions.