Intermediate Algebra Review Part 4

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Lesson Summary:

In this Intermediate Algebra Review lesson, the focus is on solving equations with fractions and checking for extraneous solutions. The instructor demonstrates two methods to clear the denominator, including factoring and canceling. The importance of checking answers is emphasized, as well as the possibility of extraneous solutions. Overall, this lesson provides a helpful review of solving equations with fractions and offers different strategies for approaching these types of problems.

Lesson Description:

Solutions to a Review for Midterm 1 in Intermediate Algebra--Rational Expressions, Equations, Proportions, Work Problems, Functions, Inequalities, Interval notation, Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve and check rational polynomial equations?
  • How do you solve and check x + 14/(x - 2) = 7x/(x - 2) + 1?
  • How do you clear the denominators or fractions from polynomial equations?
  • When does a solution not work for a polynomial fraction equation problem?
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    This lesson shows one practice problem involving solving a polynomial equation with fractions. All steps are shown for solving as well as checking your solution to the equation. Two different methods are shown.