# Rational Equations Worksheets

What Are Rational Equations? A rational equation is an equation that contains at least one fraction whose numerator and denominator are polynomials. These fractions can be on one or both sides of the equation. A common way to resolve these equations is to decrease the fractions to a common denominator and then solve the equality of the numerators. Solve rational equations by clearing the fractions through multiplying both sides of the equation by the least common denominator commonly known as (LCD). The major properties of rational numbers are: Closure, Commutativity, Associative, and Distributive Property.

• ### Basic Lesson

Guides students solving equations that involve an Rational Equations. Demonstrates answer checking.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates how to solve more difficult problems.

• ### Independent Practice 1

A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concepts of Rational Equations.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students find a series of Rational Equations in assorted problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

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

• ### Skill Quiz

This tests the students ability to evaluate Rational Equations.

• ### Answer Key

Answers for math worksheets, quiz, homework, and lessons.

#### What is That Made Of?

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50 percent formulas,
50 percent proofs,
and 50 percent imagination.