Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 8 Rational Functions - 8.5 Add and Subtract Rational Expressions - 8.5 Exercises - Skill Practice - Page 586: 2


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In order to simplify rational expressions with unlike denominators, we first ensure that there are like denominators, meaning that the denominators of each fraction are the same. Then, we combine the numerators, leaving the denominators the same. Finally, we simplify the fraction to get the answer.
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