Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Rational Expressions
Standard A.APR.7 – Rewrite simple rational expressions in different forms; write a(x)/b(x) in the form q(x) + r(x)/b(x), where a(x), b(x), q(x), and r(x) are polynomials with the degree of r(x) less than the degree of b(x), using inspection, long division, or, for the more complicated examples, a computer algebra system.
Vocabulary for this standard:
This appears in the Advanced Topics portion of the EngageNY curriculum:
A base is a number or expression being multiplied in an exponent
An exponent is a number that describes how many times to use the number in a multiplication.
A coefficient is a number used to multiply a variable.
A negative exponent expresses that the base is the denominator of a fraction instead of the numerator
The multiplicative property of exponents says that when you multiply powers with the same base you just have to add the exponents
The division property of exponents says that when you divide powers with the same base you just have to subtract the exponents
The power of a power property says that when you raise an exponent to another power, you just have to multiply the exponents