1.6 Notes - Slide 1 College Algebra Section 1.6 Other Types...

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Unformatted text preview: Slide 1 College Algebra Section 1.6 Other Types of Equations Slide 2 Types of Equations Rational Equations Radical Equations Equations in Quadratic Form Slide 3 Rational Equations Factor all denominators. Multiply both sides times the least common Multiply denominator and solve the resulting equation. equation. Check your answers! Slide 4 Radical Equations Isolate the radical. If there is more than one Isolate radical isolate one of them. radical Raise both sides to the appropriate power. Simplify, being careful when raising quantities to Simplify, powers. Solve the resulting equation. Check your answers! Slide 5 Equations of Quadratic Form An equation is of Quadratic Form if it can be An written as written au2 + bu + c = 0 where a ≠ 0 and u is some algebraic expression. where and Solve by substituting u for the appropriate Solve for expression. expression. Don’t forget to write your solution in terms of the Don’t original variable! original ...
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