Look at Part 1. What is the first step in solving this equation?
Simplifying both sides by applying the distributive property and combining like terms.
Simplify both sides. What is the resulting expression on the left side?
What is the resulting expression on the right side?
Solve the equation. What is the value of
What kind of expression is shown in Part 2?
How do you know it's a rational expression?
Possible explanation: It's composed of fractions whose numerators and denominators are polynomials.
What is a possible first step for simplifying this expression?
Possible answer: Multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction.
Simplify the expression. What is the result?
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