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    Find the domain of each rational expression.
    28. x^2 - 3 over x + 9

    Reduce each expression to lowest terms.
    73. 3a - 2b over 2b - 3a

    Perform the indicated operation.
    26. b^3 + b over 5 * 10 over b^2 + b
    52. (6y2 - y - 2) / 2y + 1 over 3y - 2

    Find the LCD for the given rational expressions, and convert each rational expression into an equivalent rational expressionwith the LCD as the denominator.
    60. 3 over 8a^3b^9 , 5 over 6a^2c
    62. 5 over 12a^6b, 3b over 14a^3, 1 over 2ab^3

    Find the LCD for the given rational expressions, and convert each rational expression into an equivalent rational expression with the LCD as the denominator.
    68. 5x over x^2 - 1, -4 over x^2 - 2x + 1

    Perform the indicated operation. Reduce each answer to lowest terms.
    64. 5 over 2x - 4 - 3 over 2 - x

    Perform the indicated operation. Reduce each answer to lowest terms.
    74. 3 over 4c + 2 - c - 4 over 2c^2 + c - 5 over 6c
    24. 1/x + 1/y over 3/x + 3/y
    40. 2/x-5 - x over 3x/5-x - 1

    Solve each equation. Watch for extraneous solutions.
    38. 4/x + 3/x-3 = x/x-3 - 1/3
    50. -3/x = x/-3

    Find a ratio for each of the following, and write it as a ratio of integers in lowest terms.
    26. Hits and misses. A woman threw 60 darts and hit the target a dozen times. What is her ratio of hits to misses?

    Solve each proportion.
    34. 9/x = 3/2

    Solve each formula for the indicated variable.
    16. F = mv^2/r for r
    18. 1/r = 1/r1 +1/r2 for r

    Show a complete solution to each problem.
    38. Ride the peaks. Smith bicycled 45 miles going east from Durango, and Jones bicycled 70 miles. Jones averaged 5 miles per hour more than Smith, and his trip took one-half hour longer than Smith's. How fast was each one traveling?

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    Herewith I have attached the solutions.

    1) Find the domain of each rational expression.
    28. x^2 - 3 over x + 9
    Solution
    X + 9 = 0
    X = -9
    x = -9 is restricted domain.
    Therefore, except -9 all the real numbers are the domain of the above rational function.

    2) Reduce each expression to lowest terms.
    73. 3a - 2b over 2b - 3a
    Solution
    (3a - 2b)/(2b -3a)

    = (3a - 2b)/-(3a - 2b)

    = 1/-1

    = -1

    Perform the indicated operation.
    26. b^3 + b over 5 * 10 over b^2 + b
    Solution
    b^3 +b/5 x 10/b^2 + b
    b^3 +10b/5b^2 + b
    b^3+ 2/b + b

    52. (6y2 - y - 2) / 2y + 1 over 3y - 2
    Solution
    (6y^2 - y -2)
    -----------------
    (2y +1)/(3y -2)

    Factorizing the numerator, we get
    = (3y -2)(2y +1)
    --------------------
    (2y +1)/(3y -2)
    The above expression can be written as.
    = (3y -2)(2y +1) (3y -2)
    ---------------- x ----------
    1 (2y +1)
    Now we can cancel out the common factor (2x -1), which is both in the numerator and the denominator.

    = (3y-2)(3y -2)
    = (3y -2)^2

    Find the LCD for the given rational expressions, and convert
    each rational expression into an equivalent rational expression
    with the LCD as the denominator.
    60. 3 over 8a^3b^9 , 5 over 6a^2c
    Solution
    LCD of the above two rational expression is 24a^3b^9c

    3/8a^3b^9 = 9 / 24a^3b^9c

    5/6a^2c = 20ab^9 / 24a^3b^9c

    62. 5 over 12a^6b, 3b over 14a^3, 1 over 2ab^3
    Solution
    5 / 12a^6b, 3b/14a^3, 1/2ab^3
    LCD of the above three rational expression is 84a^6 b^3
    5 / 12a^6b ...

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