Working operations with rational numbers is close to operations with fractions due to simplifying. The difference being rational expressions have variables. Learning how to complete a type of problem helps in the understanding of completing other types of problems. Learning, understanding and knowing the factoring steps in the numerator and denominator along with factoring rational expressions helps to keep steps in order. An example would be two individuals doing the same task and one completes it quicker than the other. How long would it take to complete the task if both individuals worked the task together.
Working operations with rational nu