High School Math : Rational Expressions

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Example Question #1641 : High School Math

Solve:

If varies directly as , and  when , find when .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula for a direct variation is:

Plugging in our values, we get:

Example Question #101 : Intermediate Single Variable Algebra

If two boxes have the same depth and capacity, the length is inversely proportional to the width. One box is  long and  wide. A second box (same depth and capacity) is  long. How wide is it?

 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula for an indirect variation is:

Plugging in our values, we get:

Example Question #1 : Simplifying Rational Expressions

Simplify 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

This is a more complicated form of

Find the least common denominator (LCD) and convert each fraction to the LCD, then add the numerators.  Simplify as needed.

which is equivalent to

Simplify to get

Example Question #1 : Simplifying Rational Expressions

Divide and simplify the following rational expression:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Multiply by the reciprocal of the second expression:

Factor the expressions:

Remove common terms:

Example Question #3 : Simplifying Rational Expressions

Add and simplify the following rational expression:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Begin by multiplying the left term by :

 

Simplify:

Example Question #4 : Simplifying Rational Expressions

Simplify the following rational expression:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Begin by combining the terms in the denominator:

Multiply by the reciprocal of the denominator:

Remove like terms:

Example Question #1 : Simplifying Rational Expressions

Simplify the following rational expression:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Create a common denominator of  in both the numerator and denominator:

Multiply by the reciprocal of the denominator:

Simplify:

Remove common terms:

Example Question #1 : Simplifying Rational Expressions

Multiply and simplify the following rational expression:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Factor the expression:

 

Remove like terms:

Example Question #351 : Algebra Ii

Divide and simplify the following rational expression:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Multiply by the inverse of the denominator:

 

Factor:

Remove like terms:

Example Question #1 : Solving Rational Equations And Inequalities

Solve the following rational expression:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Multiply the equation by :

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