Week 3 DQ 5 - and subtraction, and you can multiply or...

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WEEK 3 Discussion Question 2 Due Date: Day 4 [ Main forum] Post a response to the following: How is doing operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing) with rational expressions similar to or different from doing operations with fractions? Can understanding how to work with one kind of problem help understand how to work another type? When might you use this skill in real life? It is the same since we are still using the properties that denominators have to be the same for addition
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Unformatted text preview: and subtraction, and you can multiply or divide without having common denominators. Its different since you can have whole polynomials on the top or bottom unlike in fractions where there are only numbers, one on top and one on the bottom. Learning fractions will help understand rational fractions since there operations are identical. You can use this in real life in several problems using distance. d=rt is a common formula solved for t = d/r and we use it to do many things....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course MATH 116 taught by Professor Mcmillian during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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