Solving Rational Equations Example

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Lesson Summary:

This lesson teaches us how to solve rational equations by eliminating the denominator from the equation. By multiplying both sides by a common denominator, the equation can be simplified and solved using the zero product rule. The zero product rule states that when two factors are multiplied together and the answer is 0, one or both of the quantities are equal to 0. This allows us to solve for the values of x and check that the statement is true.

Lesson Description:

Solving rational equations where both sides of the equation are multiplied by the common denominator in order to eliminate the denominator from the equation.

Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve a rational equation?
  • How do you solve x + 6 = 7/x?
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    This lesson goes through an example problem for solving a rational equation. All steps are explained in this process of solving the rational equation, including factoring a quadratic equation and using the zero product property to solve.