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MAT117 / MAT 117 / Week Three 3 Discussion Questions

# MAT117 / MAT 117 / Week Three 3 Discussion Questions

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Discussion Question 1
 Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum]
 Post a response to the following: Take any number (except for 1). Square that number and then subtract one. Divide by one less than your original number. Now subtract your original number. Did you reached 1 for an answer? You should have. How does this number game work? (Hint: Redo the number game using a variable instead of an actual number and rewrite the problem as one rational expression). How did the number game use the skill of simplifying rational expressions? Create your own number game using the rules of algebra and post it for your classmates to solve. Be sure to think about values that may not work. State whether your number game uses the skill of simplifying rational expressions.
 Consider responding to your classmates by solving their number games or expanding on their games to create an even more challenging one. You may want to review responses to your number game in case you need to make changes or help another student.
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?
Discussion Question 1
 Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum]
 Post a response to the following: Take any number (except for 1). Square that number and then subtract one. Divide by one less than your original number. Now subtract your original number. Did you reached 1 for an answer? You should have. How does this number game work? (Hint: Redo the number game using a variable instead of an actual number and rewrite the problem as one rational expression). How did the number game use the skill of simplifying rational expressions? Create your own number game using the rules of algebra and post it for your classmates to solve. Be sure to think about values that may not work. State whether your number game uses the skill of simplifying rational expressions.
 Consider responding to your classmates by solving their number games or expanding on their games to create an even more challenging one. You may want to review responses to your number game in case you need to make changes or help another student.
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?

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