# Multiplying Rational Expressions Worksheets

How to Multiply Rational Expressions? A rational equation is an equation that contains at least one fraction whose numerator and denominator are polynomials. The major properties of rational numbers are: Closure Property, Commutativity Property, Associative Property, Distributive Property. Here is how you can multiply rational expressions: STEP 1: Factor the numerator and the denominator both. STEP 2: Write as one fraction. Write it as the factors of the numerators over the factors of the denominators. But make sure you DO NOT multiply anything out at this point. STEP 3: Simplify the rational expressions STEP 4: Multiply any remaining factors in the numerator and the denominator both.

• ### Basic Lesson

Guides students solving equations that involve an Multiplying Rational Expressions. Demonstrates answer checking. The rule for multiplying algebraic fractions is the same as the rule for multiplying numerical fractions. Multiply the tops (numerators) and multiply the bottoms (denominators)and cancel all the common Factors or multiples. You can only cancel top with bottom or bottom with top. There is NO canceling bottom with bottom or top with top!

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates how to solve more difficult problems. The rule for multiplying algebraic fractions is the same as the rule for multiplying numerical fractions. Multiply the tops (numerators) and multiply the bottoms (denominators) and cancel all the common Factors or multiples.

• ### Independent Practice 1

A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concept of Multiplying Rational Expressions.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students find the Multiplying Rational Expressions in assorted problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Students are provided with problems to achieve the concepts of Multiplying Rational Expressions.

• ### Skill Quiz

This tests the students ability to evaluate Multiplying Rational Expressions.