Ok welcome to this last lesson in the chapter the topic is simplifying rational expressions.  Knowing how to simplify a rational expression is really important in algebra so you want to focus on the skills I’m going to teach.  A rational expression is basically a fraction with variables.  So simplifying a rational expression can be thought of as “reducing” a fraction with variables.

Things to focus on this lesson:

• what a rational expression is
• factoring
• how to cancel like factors

#### Simplifying Rational Expressions

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 Great Job!  you finished the entire chapter.  Let’s review some of the skills you should have this far into the course: * being able to solve equations and inequalities * understanding how to graph lines * knowing how to work with powers and exponents * being able to solve percent problems * knowing how to simplify rational expressions In the next chapter we will start to learn about systems and matrices- key topics in algebra Introduction to Systems and Matrices Lesson 1: Ratios and Proportions Lesson 2:  Percent Lesson 3:  Direct and Inverse Variation Lesson 4:  Simplifying Rational Expressions Section Practice Problems Below:

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