<img src="https://d5nxst8fruw4z.cloudfront.net/atrk.gif?account=iA1Pi1a8Dy00ym" style="display:none" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Dismiss
Skip Navigation
Our Terms of Use (click here to view) and Privacy Policy (click here to view) have changed. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our new Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Chapter 12: Rational Equations and Functions

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Introduction

Fractional functions with a polynomial in the numerator and the denominator are known as rational functions. The graphs of these functions grow closer and closer to certain values without ever reaching those values. This is called asymptotic behavior. In this chapter, you’ll explore the asymptotes of rational functions. You’ll also perform operations on rational expressions and solve rational equations. In the real world, rational equations are often used to model electrical circuit and distance problems.

Chapter Outline

Chapter Summary

Summary

This chapter begins by distinguishing between three variation models: direct variation, inverse variation, and joint variation. It then moves on to graphing and solving rational functions, with particular attention paid to asymptotes. Next, it addresses simplifying rational expressions by factoring and dividing. The four mathematical operations of multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction are explored in the context of rational expressions. The chapter concludes with real-life applications of rational equations and methods for solving them.

Image Attributions

Show Hide Details
Description
Difficulty Level:
At Grade
Grades:
Date Created:
Nov 26, 2015
Last Modified:
Mar 23, 2016
Save or share your relevant files like activites, homework and worksheet.
To add resources, you must be the owner of the FlexBook® textbook. Please Customize the FlexBook® textbook.
Please wait...
Please wait...
Image Detail
Sizes: Medium | Original
 
Here