## Factoring - Rational Expressions

Summary

The lesson focuses on simplifying rational expressions, a crucial skill for GRE test-takers, by employing techniques such as factoring and canceling common factors, as well as separating the numerator into parts when dealing with addition or subtraction.

- Rational expressions are ratios of two algebraic expressions that often require simplification for GRE questions.
- Simplification involves factoring both the numerator and the denominator and then canceling out common factors between them.
- When faced with addition or subtraction in the numerator, separating the expression into two parts can facilitate simplification.
- Practical examples illustrate how to simplify complex rational expressions, highlighting the importance of recognizing patterns and common factors.
- Practice questions reinforce the concept of simplification by canceling and factoring, demonstrating straightforward solutions to potentially complex problems.

Chapters

00:09

Understanding Rational Expressions

00:33

Simplifying by Factoring

02:03

Separating the Numerator

03:01

Practical Simplification Examples

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