After doing some practice problems on Rational Equations on Khan Academy, I was wondering would the equation be undefined if after factoring the equation we obtain cancellable factors on the denominator and the numerator? For ex: ( (2x-1) (x+4) ) / (x+4) would -4 be a plausible argument? I see the x+4 factor can be cancelled together with the one in the numerator.
I don’t believe you’ll see this tested on the SAT, but the way you’d typically handle this is to say that the expression is equivalent to 2x – 1 for all x ≠ –4. Does that help?