# Vocabulary  Rational Expression – a ratio of 2 polynomial expressions.  Operations with rational numbers and rational expressions are similar.  Just.

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Vocabulary  Rational Expression – a ratio of 2 polynomial expressions.  Operations with rational numbers and rational expressions are similar.  Just like reducing fractions, to simplify a rational expression, divide the numerator and denominator by a GCF.  A rational expression is undefined when the denominator is equal to zero.

 A. Simplify  B.Under what conditions is the expression undefined?

 Simplify  For what value(s) of p is undefined?

 Simplify

With polynomials, factor first!  Simplify

With polynomials, factor first!  Simplify

With polynomials, factor first!  Simplify

With polynomials, factor first!  Simplify

Complex Fractions  Rewrite as a division problem  Simplify

Complex Fractions  Rewrite as a division problem  Simplify

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