### Rational Acrostics

Kudos to Mrs. Armstrong for turning me on to the idea of acrostics in math.

__Blogging Prompt__Your task is to create an acrostic "poem" that demonstrates an understanding of rational expressions related to any one of these concepts:

RATIONAL

SIMPLIFY

RESTRICTION

FRACTION

FACTOR

ASYMPTOTE

As an extra challenge (worth an additional bonus mark) try to make a Double Acrostic, that is, each line should begin and end with a letter of the word you are working with.

Remember, this is a bit of a race. Your answers have to be posted to the blog in the comments to this post. If someone has already used a word or phrase in their acrostic you cannot use the same word or phrase. i.e. It gets harder to do the longer you wait. ;-)

Here is an example of an acrostic that Mrs. Armstrong wrote:

**A**lways in 2 dimensions

**R**egion between the boundaries

**E**ntire surface is calculated

**A**nswer is in units

^{2}

*Be creative and have fun with this!!*
## 12 Comments:

R atio

A rithematic numbers

T he whole numbers, fractions,

mixed numbers, and decimals

I ncludes division of a

denominator

O nly the square roots of the

square numbers

N umber that can be expressed as a

fraction

A lgerbraic number

L ogical number

Kristin, typo there.

O - Only the square root of PERFECT SQUARE numbers.

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Fragment of a wholeRational numberAmathematical "friend"Combine to form a larger sumTwin of a decimalIncludes a numerator and a denominatorOnly zero is restricted as a denominatorNumber involving integers as numerators or denominatorsFind the greatest common factor (GCF)Anumber that evenly divides a given numberCholesky factorizationTrinomials are factorableOne of two or more numbers that multiply to give a third numberRational coeificents must themselves be nonconstant polynomials with coeficents that are rational numbersUh, SAMUS? Do you know what a "cholesky factorization" is?

And that last one?

If you don't know what it means maybe you should redo

CandR. ;-)mr k.. who gets bonus so far?

Cannot factor sum of squaresRational numbers are usedCholesky factorization has to do with a matrix that is like symmetric. And something else to do with some upper triangular matrix. It's named after Andre-Louis Cholesky. I looked it up in my math dictionary =).

I hope the new entries i put up are exceptable. If not, then I'll try to make up another one.

S -Solving questions is easier when you can simplify

I -Illuminates another way

M -Makes a problem easier to understand

P -Puts a question in perspective

L -Less difficult and complicated

I -Ideal to simplify before solving

F -Fundamental parts are reduced

Y -You can simplify x^2/x to just x

augh. you bums! lol

I agree with you anonymous! Everyone took all the good stuff!

sweet man this is the best page ever....(im a math freak)lol

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