**Factoring - Rational Expressions**

Summary

This lesson focuses on simplifying rational expressions, a crucial skill for tackling algebra questions on the GMAT exam. It covers techniques for factoring and simplifying expressions to make complex problems more manageable.

- Rational expressions are ratios of two algebraic expressions that often require simplification for GMAT problems.
- Simplification involves factoring both the numerator and the denominator and then canceling out common factors.
- When expressions involve addition or subtraction in the numerator, they can be split into separate fractions, simplifying one part at a time.
- Practice questions demonstrate how to apply these techniques to solve equations efficiently, highlighting the importance of recognizing opportunities to simplify.

Chapters

00:00

Understanding Rational Expressions

00:33

Simplifying by Factoring

02:03

Separating the Numerator

02:55

Practical Application and Practice Questions

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