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12.6: Division of Rational Expressions

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rational function

A ratio of two polynomials (a polynomial divided by another polynomial). The formal definition is: f(x)=\frac{g(x)}{h(x)}, \text{where} \ h(x) \neq 0.

reciprocal

The reciprocal of a nonzero rational expression \frac{a}{b} is \frac{b}{a}.

Least Common Denominator

The least common denominator or lowest common denominator of two fractions is the smallest number that is a multiple of both of the original denominators.

Least Common Multiple

The least common multiple of two numbers is the smallest number that is a multiple of both of the original numbers.

Rational Expression

A rational expression is a fraction with polynomials in the numerator and the denominator.

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