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9: Rational Equations and Applications

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    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this chapter, the student should be able to

    • Identify extraneous values
    • Apply methods of solving rational equations to solve rational equations
    • Solve applications with rational equations including revenue, distance, and work-rate problems
    • Identify graphs of rational functions

    In this chapter, we’ll solve rational equations and applications with rational equations by applying techniques from simplifying rational expressions. Additionally, we include discussion on rational inequalities and graphs of rational functions.


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