Solving Rational Equation to Quadratic 1

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In this lesson, we learn how to solve a rational equation that turns into a quadratic equation. We can eliminate the fractions by either multiplying both sides by the least common denominator, or rewriting the problem so all the terms on each side have the same denominator. Once we have eliminated the fractions, we are left with a quadratic equation that we can solve using the quadratic formula.

Lesson Description:

Example of solving a Rational Equation that becomes a quadratic equation.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you solve an equation with variables in the denominators of several terms?
  • How do you solve a rational equation?
  • How do you convert a rational equation to a quadratic equation to solve it?
  • How do you solve 3/x + 4/(x + 2) = 2?
  • How do you get rid of all fractions from a rational equation?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    In this lesson, you will learn how to take a rational equation with variables in the denominator of multiple terms and change it into a quadratic equation to solve it. All steps involved in re-writing, simplifying, solving, and checking the solution are explained and shown.