Ch 4: Overview of Linear Equations

About This Chapter

Receive an overview of linear equations, graphs and system of equations in order to ready yourself for the 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam. Video lessons and practice quizzes can provide you with the concepts that are covered on the mathematical reasoning section of the GED exam.

2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning Exam: Overview of Linear Equations - Chapter Summary

Learn how to solve and write linear equations using different math properties through these lessons on the 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam. The chapter also covers graphing rules and different types of slopes and lines. The lessons explore topics on:

  • The distributive property
  • Linear equation graphs
  • Abstract algebra
  • Undefined slope
  • Parallel and perpendicular lines
  • System of equations

Our lessons on linear equations can show you how to solve problems that you may find on the 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam. You'll learn the material through simple and short video lessons that break down each concept and provide sample math problems. You can also complete practice quizzes and assess your learning.

2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning Exam Objectives

The 2014 GED exam is the most recent version of the GED and is delivered entirely on a computer. The test seeks to assess your understanding of common high school academic standards in different content areas. The mathematical reasoning component of the exam makes up one of four different subject tests. Algebraic problem solving - which includes linear equations - consists of 55% of the questions on this particular test. The lessons in this chapter on linear equations go over topics you'll find on the actual 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam. Objectives for the lessons include:

  • Applying the distributive property to linear equations
  • Graphing a linear equation
  • Solving abstract algebraic equations
  • Transitioning from a graph to a rule
  • Using and graphing a system of equations

The 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam is divided into two parts. The first part consists of five questions that must be answered without a calculator, while the second longer section allows the use of a calculator. You'll be given 90 minutes to finish the mathematical reasoning section of the 2014 GED. The mathematical reasoning exam features a variety of question types, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, hot spot and drag-and-drop.

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