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Unformatted text preview: ) ( ) ( ) )( ( n m m n m m n m n m n m n m +Multiplying Rational Expressions Example: MartinGay, Beginning Algebra, 5ed 6 Dividing rational expressions when P, Q, R, and S are polynomials with Q 0, S 0 and R 0. QR PS R S Q P S R Q P = = Dividing Rational Expressions MartinGay, Beginning Algebra, 5ed 7 When dividing rational expressions, first change the division into a multiplication problem, where you use the reciprocal of the divisor as the second factor. Then treat it as a multiplication problem (factor, multiply, simplify). Dividing Rational Expressions MartinGay, Beginning Algebra, 5ed 8 Divide the following rational expression. = + + 25 15 5 5 ) 3 ( 2 x x = + + 15 5 25 5 ) 3 ( 2 x x = + + + ) 3 ( 5 5 5 5 ) 3 )( 3 ( x x x 3 + x Dividing Rational Expressions Example:...
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2009 for the course MAC 1103 taught by Professor Prescott during the Spring '09 term at PascoHernando Community College.
 Spring '09
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 Algebra, Polynomials, Rational Expressions

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