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Solving Rational Equations Date________________ Period____


Simplify each expression.

k 2 + 7k + 10 k 2 - 5k - 50
1) 2)
k 2 + 3k - 10 k 2 - 3k - 40

50r 2 + 100r 2 p 2 + 14 p
3) 4)
30r 2 - 90r p 2 + 14 p + 49

n 2 - 10n + 25 30x 2 - 70x


5) 6)
2n 3 - 30n 2 + 100n 50x 3 - 60x 2 + 10x

Solve each equation. Remember to check for extraneous solutions.

1 2 1 1 5
7) 1 + = 8) + 2= 2
2p p x x x

1 1 1 n-1 n-4 1
9) 2
+ = 2 10) + 2 =
4x 4x 2x n2 n 2n

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11) 2
- = 2 12) 2
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1 2 1 1 2k + 6
13) 1 - = 14) + 2 = 2
2n + 1 2n + 1 k - 6 k - 6k k - 6k

3 1 k-6 3 1 1
15) = + 2 16) 2
+ = 2
4k + 4 4k + 4 4k + 24k + 20 k + 2k - 15 2k + 10 2k + 4k - 30

r 4r - 4 2 4 3 1
17) 2
= 2 + 18) 2
= + 2
r + 2r - 8 r + 2r - 8 r + 4 m - 3m m - 3 m - 3m

1 1 4 1 1 m+6
19) 2
- = 2 20) = -
x + 2x x + 2 x + 2x 2 10m 10m

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