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What is a rational equation

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  1. Md1983
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    I basically need to know what's the difference form rational equation to a irrational equation?

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  2. ShotGunGirl
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    Do you mean expression or equation?

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  3. Md1983
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    equation

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  4. ShotGunGirl
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    Okay, let me see what I can do for you<3

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    one equation for which at least one solution is a rational number, and the other an irrational number.

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    I honestly not to sure what it is....little confusing

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    http://www.icoachmath.com/math_dictionary/Rational_Equation.html A rational equation is one involving a ratio of expressions, that is, one expression (such as a polynomial) divided by another. In a quick Web search for the phrase "irrational equation", the only mathematical references I found were in lists of topics covered in high school algebra courses. Thus it appears that this is a pedagogical term only, not one that mathematicians use in the "real world" (after graduation). The closest I could see to a definition is something like "an equation involving radicals". I would not use the term "irrational equation" for this; I'd just say "radical equation". Source: http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/60765.html

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    Are you sure you don't mean rational and irrational numbers?

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    no...thats what my professor typed

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    I'm so happy to help<3

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  11. Md1983
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    ty

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    You're so very welcome Md

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    Well, it seems rational equations contain fractional terms and irrational contain square roots...

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    An irrational equation is "an equation having an unknown raised to some fractional power. Also known as radical equation. " Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/irrational-equation#ixzz1x6c8g5MS

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