In this lesson, we learn about solving rational equations, which are equations that have fractions in them. We start by finding the least common denominator and multiplying each term by it to clear the fractions. Then, we solve the equation by simplifying and isolating the variable on one side. Finally, we check our answer to ensure that there are no denominators that could equal zero. An alternative method is the jealousy method, where we make all the denominators the same so that we can ignore them when multiplying by the least common denominator.
Part 1 of Solving Rational Equations; more examples.
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