# Solving fractional equations

To solve a fractional equation, first try to eliminate the unknown variable out of the denominator and then solve the equation just like a normal equation. But keep in mind that a solution is not allowed to be a root of the denominator. (In that case you have a definition gap).
A fractional equation is an equation containing fractional terms.
To solve it, it makes sense to get rid of the fractional term by transformations. Then you treat it as a
normal equation. Solving fractional equations often leads to
quadratic equations.

A fractional equation is an equation having the variable in the denominator. Therefore, it can have one or more gaps of definition.