 # Dividing Rational Expressions Use the following steps to divide rational expressions. 1.Take the reciprocal of the rational expression following the division.

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Dividing Rational Expressions Use the following steps to divide rational expressions. 1.Take the reciprocal of the rational expression following the division sign. 2.Change the division sign to a multiplication sign. 3. Multiply the rational expressions.

Example 1 Take the reciprocal of the expression following the division sign Divide

Example 1 Take the reciprocal of the expression following the division sign Divide Change the division sign to a multiplication sign Write down the expression before the division sign

Follow the steps of multiplication The simplified product is …

Example 2 Take the reciprocal of the expression following the division sign Divide

Example 2 Take the reciprocal of the expression following the division sign Divide Change the division sign to a multiplication sign

Follow the steps of multiplication The simplified product is …

Example 3 Re-write the expression following the division sign Divide Take the reciprocal and change to multiplication

Follow the steps of multiplication The simplified product is …

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