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Solving Rational

Functions
Warm Up
Solve the following equations. Check
solutions.
1
5
=

2
25


+
6

= 5

15

+
9 7
+2
= 9
Jeopardy
Chapter 8: Rational
Functions
Rules
Two people on the team need
to answer each questions to
receive the total points.
Once a question has been
answered every other team
can still answer for half the
points.

8.1: Variation

8.2/8.3: Rational
Functions and
their Graphs
8.4:
Multiplying &
Dividing
Rational
Expressions
8.5: Adding &
Subtracting
Rational
Expressions
8.6: Solving
Rational
Equations

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Question: Variation (10pts)
Show whether x and y show
direct variation, inverse
variation, or neither.

5
=
Answer

5
=
= 5

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Answer: Variation (10pts)
Question: Variation (20pts)
Show whether x and y show
direct variation, inverse
variation, or neither.


Answer

x -5 -1.5 2.5 4
y -6 -20 12 -7.5



5 6 = 30
1.5 20 = 30
2.5 12 = 30
4 7.5 = 30

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Answer: Variation (20pts)
x -5 -1.5 2.5 4
y -6 -20 12 -7.5
Show whether x and y show
direct variation, inverse
variation, or neither.
( 2) = 4 2

Answer

Question: Variation (30pts)
( 2) = 4 2
2 =
4 2


=
4

2 +2
=
4



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Answer: Variation (30pts)
Write an equation for the
relationship
y varies jointly with the cube of w
and x,
AND inversely with the square of
z

Answer
Question: Variation (40pts)
y varies jointly with the cube of w
and x,
AND inversely with the square of z
=
(
3
)

2

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Answer: Variation (40pts)
Write the function that models
each variation. Find z when x=4
and y=9
z varies inversely with the
product of x and y. When x=2
and y=4, z=0.5

Answer
Question: Variation (50pts)
=


0.5 =

2 4
= 4
=
4


=
4
4 9
=
1
9

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Answer: Variation (50pts)
Question: Graphing (10pts)
Identify the horizontal and vertical
asymptotes.
=
4
3
+2


Answer
=
4
3
+2

Horizontal: y = 2
Vertical: x = 3

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Answer: Graphing (10pts)
Question: Graphing (20pts)
Identify the horizontal and
vertical asymptotes

=
3 +2
4 5
+
17
4



Answer

=
3 +2
4 5
+
17
4


Horizontal: y = 5
Vertical: x = -5/4


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Answer: Graphing (20pts)
Find the x & y intercepts

=

2
+4 5
6


Answer
Question: Graphing (30pts)
=

2
+4 5
6

x-intercept: (-5,0) and (1,0)
y-intercept: (0,
5
6
)
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Answer: Graphing (30pts)
Match graph with its equation





Equations


Question: Graphing (40pts)
Equations
) =

2

3
25
) =

2

3
+25



) =

2

3
+25
) =

2

3
25



Answer

Graphs has x-asymptotes at:
= 5
5 + 5 are in the
denominator
Let x=1:
A)
1
2
1
3
25(1)
=
1
24
D)
1
2
1
3
25(1)
=
1
24

) =



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Answer: Graphing (40pts)
Find the asymptotes and
intercepts
=
2
2
+3 +1

2
5 +4


Answer
Question: Graphing (50pts)
=
2
2
+3 +1

2
5 +4

y-asymptote: y=2
x-asymptote: x=1 and x=4
x-intercept: (
1
2
, 0) and 1,0
y-intercept: 0,
1
4

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Answer: Graphing (50pts)
Question: Mult/Div Rational
Functions (10pts)
Simplify

2
4 12

2
4


Answer

2
4 12

2
4

=
( 6)( +2)
( 2)( +2)

=
6
2

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Answer: Mult/Div
Rational Functions(10pts)
Evaluate
5
2

2
3

6
3

2
10


Answer

Question: Mult/Div Rational
Functions (20pts)
5
2

2
3

6
3

2
10

=
30
5

3
20
4

=


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Answer: Mult/Div
Rational Functions (20pts)
Evaluate

+5
(3 5)
9
2
25
+5


Answer
Question: Mult/Div Rational
Functions (30pts)

+5
3 5
9
2
25
+ 5

=
(3 5)
( +5)

+ 5
3 5 3 +5

=

+


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Answer: Mult/Div
Rational Functions (30pts)
Evaluate
4 4
2

2
+2 3

2
+ 6



Answer
Question: Mult/Div Rational
Functions (40pts)
4 4
2

2
+ 2 3

2
+ 6
=
4(1 )
( +3)( 1)

+ 3 2
4

(1 )( 2)
1

( 1)( 2)
1
= ( )
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Answer: Mult/Div
Rational Functions (40pts)
Evaluate
+3
8
3
1
(4
2
+2 +1)

Answer
Question: Mult/Div Rational
Functions (50pts)
+3
8
3
1
4
2
+2 +1
=
+ 3
(2 1)(4
2
+ 2 +1)
4x
2
+ 2x +1
=
+


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Answer: Mult/Div
Rational Functions (50pts)
Question: Add/Sub
Rational Functions (10pts)
Evaluate
4
3
+
5
3

Answer
4
3
+
5
3
=
9
3
=
3



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Answer: Add/Sub Rational
Functions (10pts)
Question: Add/Sub
Rational Functions (20pts)
Find LCD
1

2
3 28
,

2
+6 +8


Answer

1

2
3 28
,

2
+ 6 + 8

1
( 7)( +4)
,

( +2)( + 4)


: ( )( + )( + )


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Answer: Add/Sub Rational
Functions (20pts)
Evaluate
+1

2
+4 +4

2
4


Answer

Question: Add/Sub
Rational Functions (30pts)
+1

2
+4 +4

2
4

=
+1
+2
2

2
2 +2

=
+1 2 2 +2
+2
2
( 2)

=

2
2 2 4
+2
2
( 2)

=


+

( )

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Answer: Add/Sub Rational
Functions (30pts)
Simplify
2
+2
1
+2
+
2



Answer
Question: Add/Sub
Rational Functions (40pts)
2
+ 2
1
+2
+
2

=
2
+2
+2( +2)
( +2)

=
2
+2
3 +4
( +2)
=
2
+2

+2
3 +4

=

+

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Answer: Add/Sub Rational
Functions (40pts)
Simplify
3
2
2
+6 +18
+

3
27
5
3 9

3
3


Answer
Question: Add/Sub
Rational Functions (50pts)
3
2
2
+ 6 + 18
+

3
27
5
3 9

3
3

=
3
2(
2
+3 + 9)
+

( 3)(
2
+ 3 + 9)
5
3( 3)

3
3

=
3 3 + 2
2( 3)(
2
+3 + 9)
5 9
3( 3)

=
5 9
2( 3)(
2
+ 3 +9)

3 3
5 9
=

(

+ +)

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Answer: Add/Sub Rational
Functions (50pts)
Question: Solving Rational
Equations (10pts)
Solve
4

+
5
2
=
11


Answer
4

+
5
2
=
11


4(2)
2
+
5()
2
=
11(2)
2

8 +5 = 22
5 = 30
=
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Answer: Solving Rational
Equations (10pts)
Question: Solving Rational
Equations (20pts)
Solve
5
2
= 7 +
10
2


Answer

5
2
= 7 +
10
2

5
2
=
7( 2)
2
+
10
2

5 = 7 4
2 = 4
= ( )
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Answer: Solving Rational
Equations (20pts)
Solve
4 +1
+1
=
12

2
1
+3

Answer

Question: Solving Rational
Equations (30pts)
4 +1
+1
=
12

2
1
+3
(4 +1)( 1)
( +1)( 1)
=
12
( 1)( +1)
+
3( 1)( +1)
( 1)( +1)

4
2
3 1 = 12 +3
2
3

2
3 10 = 0
5 +2 = 0
= , =
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Answer: Solving Rational
Equations (30pts)
Solve
7
+1

3
1
2

2
1
= 3

Answer
Question: Solving Rational
Equations (40pts)
7
+1

3
1
2

2
1
= 3
7 1 3( +1)
( +1)( 1)
2
( 1)( +1)
= 3
4 10
( +1)( 1)

1 +1
2
= 3
2 5 = 3
=
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Answer: Solving Rational
Equations (40pts)
Solve
1
2
2
+6 +18
+

3
27
= 0


Answer
Question: Solving Rational
Equations (50pts)
1
2
2
+6 +18
+

3
27
= 0
1
2(
2
+3 + 9)
+

( 3)(
2
+ 3 +9)
= 0
3 +2
2( 3)(
2
+3 +9)
= 0
3 3 = 0 =
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Answer: Solving Rational
Equations (50pts)