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Unit 5. Lesson 6—Solving Rational EquationsObjectives:Use rational equations to solve problemsSometimes you can solve a problem using a proportion—an equation involving two rational expressionset equal to each other. To solve an equation containing rational expressions, first multiply each side bythe least common denominator for the rational expressions. Doing this, however, can introduceextraneous solutions. Arational equationcontains at least one rational expression. You can simplifysolving a rational equation if you first clear the equation of denominators. You can do this by multiplying

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