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Ch 8: Properties of Polynomial Functions

About This Chapter

Learn how to add, subtract, divide and multiply polynomials in preparation for the 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam. Video lessons and practice quizzes can replicate the types of questions you'll see on the mathematical reasoning section of the 2014 GED exam.

2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning Exam: Properties of Polynomial Functions - Chapter Summary

This chapter on polynomial functions can show you how to add, subtract and multiply polynomials. You'll also learn how to divide polynomials using both synthetic and long division. More advanced lessons cover how to evaluate polynomials with several variables. When you finish the chapter, you should be prepped to take the 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam. Lesson topics include:

  • Cubes, quartics and quintics
  • Addition, subtraction and multiplication of polynomials
  • Long division and synthetic division of polynomials
  • Polynomial expressions

This chapter on polynomial functions offers several lessons devoted solely to practice work and sample math problems. All of the lessons in the chapter provide math explanations and definitions in a concise, easy format. Quizzes at the end of each video can help you gauge your learning and determine if you're ready to take the 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam.

2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning Exam Objectives

As of January 2014, the new GED exam is entirely computer based and now adheres to the Common Core State Standards. The exam is meant to determine your understanding of core high school curriculum in four different subjects that include mathematical reasoning. Algebraic problem solving makes up 55% of the mathematical reasoning test, while quantitative problem solving accounts for the remaining 45% of the exam. The objectives of this chapter include:

  • Graphing cubics, quartics and quintics
  • Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials
  • Dividing polynomials using long and synthetic division methods
  • Solving polynomials with several variables
  • Factoring polynomial expressions

The 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam is composed of a variety of question types, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, hot spot and drag-and-drop. You'll have 90 minutes to take this two-section exam. The first section requires you to answer five questions without the assistance of a calculator. The longer second section may be completed with an on-screen calculator.

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