What does it mean to simplify a rational expression? Will the simplified rational expression always be equivalent to the original expression? In this lesson, Ms. Wilson will explore these ideas with us, and will connect the concept of rational expressions to rational functions. If you have access to a workbook please have that ready. If you do not have the workbook, but you have access to a printer, we suggest using the Classwork for the lesson, which is available using the link below the video.