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Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Chapter 14 Rational Expressions

Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. 14.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator and Least Common Denominators

Martin-Gay, Developmental Mathematics, 2e 33 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Rational Expressions Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Common Denominators If are rational expressions, then and To add or subtract rational expressions, add or subtract numerators and place the sum or difference over the common denominator.

Martin-Gay, Developmental Mathematics, 2e 44 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Add. Example

Martin-Gay, Developmental Mathematics, 2e 55 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Subtract: Example

Martin-Gay, Developmental Mathematics, 2e 66 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Subtract: Example

Martin-Gay, Developmental Mathematics, 2e 77 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. To add or subtract rational expressions with different denominators, you have to change them to equivalent forms that have the same denominator (a common denominator). This involves finding the least common denominator of the two original rational expressions. Least Common Denominators

Martin-Gay, Developmental Mathematics, 2e 88 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. To Find the Least Common Denominator (LCD) Step 1: Factor each denominator completely. Step 2:The least common denominator (LCD) is the product of all unique factors found in Step 1, each raised to a power equal to the greatest number of times that the factor appears in any one factored denominator. Least Common Denominators

Martin-Gay, Developmental Mathematics, 2e 99 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Find the LCD of the following rational expressions. Example

Martin-Gay, Developmental Mathematics, 2e 10 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Find the LCD of the following rational expressions. Example

Martin-Gay, Developmental Mathematics, 2e 11 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Find the LCD of the following rational expressions. Example

Martin-Gay, Developmental Mathematics, 2e 12 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Find the LCD of the following rational expressions. Both of the denominators are already factored. Since each is the opposite of the other, you can use either x – 3 or 3 – x as the LCD. Example

Martin-Gay, Developmental Mathematics, 2e 13 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. To change rational expressions into equivalent forms, we use the principal that multiplying by 1 (or any form of 1), will give you an equivalent expression. Writing Equivalent Rational Expressions

Martin-Gay, Developmental Mathematics, 2e 14 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall. Rewrite the rational expression as an equivalent rational expression with the given denominator. Example

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