Solving an Equation with Rational Terms

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In this lesson, you will learn how to solve a multi-step equation with rational terms by undoing the fractions. The first step is to find the least common multiple, which is the smallest number that both denominators come into. Then, multiply each term by that number to cancel out the fractions. After combining like terms, the next step is to get the variable on one side of the equation. Finally, solve for the variable by performing the inverse operation. By following these steps, you can easily solve an equation with rational terms.

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How to solve a multi step equation with rational terms

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you undo rational fractions?
  • How do you combine terms after simplification of the fractions?
  • How would you choose to decide on which side you should collect the variables?
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    This gives a good guide in solving a multistep equation using rational fractions