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anonymous
 4 years ago
When solving a rational equation what is the first step we must always take?
anonymous
 4 years ago
When solving a rational equation what is the first step we must always take?

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Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Find LCD or get rid of denominators

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0rationalize the denominator

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0...by multiplying the equation by "1", the fraction of the rational divided by the rational.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0would i square anything?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Get rid of the denominator.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not really. For instance, in \[4/\sqrt{3}\], you would rationalize it by multiplying th fraction by \[\sqrt{3}/\sqrt{3}\], so it's similar to squaring the denominator. You would multiply the numerators, however, getting 4√3 in the numerator. In the denominator √3 times √3 is 3.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0depends on the equation, for example √25=√(x+1) you would square it in this case 25=x+1 x=24
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