## EQUATIONS INVOLVING FRACTIONS (RATIONAL EQUATIONS) Note:

• A rational equation is an equation where at least one denominator contains a variable.

• There is a restriction on the domain. The variable cannot take on any number that would cause any denominator to be zero.

• The first step in solving a rational equation is to convert the equation to an equivalent equation without denominators.

• Then set the equation equal to zero and solve.

• Remember that you are trying to isolate the variable.

• Depending on the problem, there are several methods available help you solve the problem.

Solve for x in the following equations.

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Problem 5.1a: Solution

Problem 5.1b: Solution

Problem 5.1c: Solution

Problem 5.1d: Solution

Problem 5.1e: Solution

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