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## Definition

In general, rational algebraic expression (RAE) is an expression that defines the ratio of two polynomials. In a simpler manner, RAE is a fraction whose both numerator and denominator are polynomials,

## Summary

**SUBTRACTING RAEs WITH DIFFERENT DENOMINATORS**

When you subtract rational expressions with unlike denominators, remember the following steps:

- Find the LCM of the denominator. The LCM of the denominators of fraction or rational expressions is also called least common denominator, or LCD.
- Rewrite each expression as similar RAEs using the LCD. Make sure each term has the LCD as its denominator.
- Subtract the numerators.
- Simplify if possible.

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