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Kuta Software - Infinite Algebra 2 Name___________________________________
Period____ Date________________ Adding/Subtracting Rational Expressions
Simplify each expression.
1)

u



v

8

v

+

6

u

3

v

8

v

2)

m

3

n

6

m

3
n



m

+ 3

n

6

m

3
n

3)

5

a

2
+ 3

a

+ 2
+

5

a

+ 1

a

2
+ 3

a

+ 2
4)

5

10

n

2
+ 16

n

+ 6
+

n

6

10

n

2
+ 16

n

+ 6
5)

r

+ 6

3

r

6
+

r

+ 1

3

r

6
6)

x

+ 2

2

x

2
+ 13

x

+ 20


x

+ 3

2

x

2
+ 13

x

+ 20
7)

6

x

1


5

x

4
8)

6

x

+ 5

(

7

x

5)(

x

+ 4)
9)

3

x

+ 7
+

4

x

8
10)

3

4

v

2
+ 4

v



7
2
11)

7
3


8

12

x

8
12)

5

n

+ 5
+

4

n

2

n

+ 6
13)

2

x

5

x

+ 4
+

6

x

2

x

+ 3
14)

2

3

x

2
+ 12

x

+

8
2

x

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15)

7

n

n

+ 1
+

8

n

7
16)

2

n

+ 8
+

4

n

+ 1
17)

3
8


3

3

x

+ 4
18)

3

b

8
+

7

b

+ 3
19)

3

x

+ 6
+

7

x

2
20)

4

x

+ 1


2

x

+ 2
21)

5

n

+ 5

5

n

2
+ 35

n

40
+

7

n

3

n

22)

3

n

5
+

6

3

n

8
23)

25
4

1
5


4
25
24)

8

4
9
+

16
9
25)

a

25


a

5

a

26)

5
4

5

m



4

m

Critical thinking questions:
27) Simplify:

a

b

+

c

d

28) Split into a sum of two rational expressions
with unlike denominators:


2

x

+ 3

x

2
+ 3

x

+ 2
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Kuta Software - Infinite Algebra 2 Name___________________________________
Period____ Date________________ Adding/Subtracting Rational Expressions
Simplify each expression.
1)

u



v

8

v

+

6

u

3

v

8

v

7

u

4

v

8

v

2)

m

3

n

6

m

3
n



m

+ 3

n

6

m

3
n

1

m

3
3)

5

a

2
+ 3

a

+ 2
+

5

a

+ 1

a

2
+ 3

a

+ 2

6 + 5

a

a

2
+ 3

a

+ 2
4)

5

10

n

2
+ 16

n

+ 6
+

n

6

10

n

2
+ 16

n

+ 6

1 +

n

10

n

2
+ 16

n

+ 6
5)

r

+ 6

3

r

6
+

r

+ 1

3

r

6

2

r

+ 7

3

r

6
6)

x

+ 2

2

x

2
+ 13

x

+ 20


x

+ 3

2

x

2
+ 13

x

+ 20

1

2

x

2
+ 13

x

+ 20
7)

6

x

1


5

x

4

24 5

x

2
+ 5

x

4(

x

1)
8)

6

x

+ 5

(

7

x

5)(

x

+ 4)

42

x

2
+ 137

x

125

(

7

x

5)(

x

+ 4)
9)

3

x

+ 7
+

4

x

8

7

x

+ 4

(

x

+ 7)(

x

8)
10)

3

4

v

2
+ 4

v



7
2

3 14

v

2
14

v

4

v

(

v

+ 1)
11)

7
3


8

12

x

8

21

x

20

3(

3

x

2)
12)

5

n

+ 5
+

4

n

2

n

+ 6

15

n

+ 15 + 2

n

2

(

n

+ 3)(

n

+ 5)
13)

2

x

5

x

+ 4
+

6

x

2

x

+ 3

34

x

2
+ 30

x

(

5

x

+ 4)(

2

x

+ 3)
14)

2

3

x

2
+ 12

x

+

8
2

x

50 + 12

x

3

x

(

x

+ 4)
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15)

7

n

n

+ 1
+

8

n

7

7

n

2
41

n

+ 8

(

n

+ 1)(

n

7)
16)

2

n

+ 8
+

4

n

+ 1

6

n

+ 34

(

n

+ 1)(

n

+ 8)
17)

3
8


3

3

x

+ 4

9

x

12

8(

3

x

+ 4)
18)

3

b

8
+

7

b

+ 3

10

b

47

(

b

+ 3)(

b

8)
19)

3

x

+ 6
+

7

x

2

10

x

+ 36

(

x

+ 6)(

x

2)
20)

4

x

+ 1


2

x

+ 2

2

x

+ 6

(

x

+ 1)(

x

+ 2)
21)

5

n

+ 5

5

n

2
+ 35

n

40
+

7

n

3

n

52

n

53 + 7

n

2

3(

n

+ 8)(

n

1)
22)

3

n

5
+

6

3

n

8

15

n

54

(

3

n

8)(

n

5)
23)

25
4

1
5


4
25

625
4
24)

8

4
9
+

16
9

18
5
25)

a

25


a

5

a

4
25
26)

5
4

5

m



4

m

5

m

4
Critical thinking questions:
27) Simplify:

a

b

+

c

d

ad

+

bc

bd

28) Split into a sum of two rational expressions
with unlike denominators:


2

x

+ 3

x

2
+ 3

x

+ 2
Many solutions. Ex:

1

x

+ 1
+

1

x

+ 2
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