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Simplify the expression Warm-up
How do you multiply fractions?
Multiply and Divide Rational Expressions
Multiplying Rationals 1.Protect binomials (and higher) with parenthesis and FACTOR 2.Cancel out factors on TOP with common factors on BOTTOM 3.Then, multiply across the top and across the bottom 4.Simplify again, if possible
From the notes: Write the product in simplest form.
Geometry Link Whats the area of the rectangle in terms of x and in simplest form?
Dividing Rational Expressions
Dividing Rationals 1.First ratio stays the same 2.Change the division sign to multiplication 3.Flip the 2 nd ratio 4.Repeat the same steps you did for multiplication 5.Simplify again, if possible
Keep, change, flip From the notes:
Keep, change, flip Write the quotient in simplest form.