**11.0:**Students apply basic factoring techniques to second- and simple third-degree polynomials. These techniques include finding a common factor for all terms in a polynomial, recognizing the difference of two squares, and recognizing perfect squares of binomials.

**12.0:**Students simplify fractions with polynomials in the numerator and denominator by factoring both and reducing them to the lowest terms.

**13.0:**Students add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions and functions. Students solve both computationally and conceptually challenging problems by using these techniques.

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