Ch 9: Working with Quadratic Equations

About This Chapter

Review how to work with quadratic equations and other algebra problems in preparation for the 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam. Video lessons and practice quizzes present all of the material contained in the mathematical reasoning section of the GED exam through a simple format.

2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning Exam: Working with Quadratic Equations - Chapter Summary

Study how to solve quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square and multiplying, among other methods. Our 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam lessons can show you how to work with parabolas, multiply binomials and factor quadratic equations. The lessons cover topics on:

  • Parabolas
  • Binomials
  • The area method
  • Quadratic trinomials
  • Completing the square

These lessons contain several sample math problems with quizzes that simulate the actual questions you'll find on the 2014 GED exam. These lessons explain important concepts through example equations, illustrations and videos, so you'll be able to pass the 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam.

2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning Exam Objectives

The recently modified 2014 GED exam is entirely computer based and now follows the Common Core State Standards. The mathematical reasoning component of the 2014 GED exam is one of four different subject tests. Algebraic problem solving - which includes quadratic equations - makes up 55% of the mathematical reasoning exam. Lessons in this chapter cover subjects you'll encounter on the actual 2014 GED Mathematical Reasoning exam. Lesson objectives include:

  • Interpreting the value of parabolas in standard, intercept and vertex forms
  • Multiplying binomials using FOIL and the area method
  • Factoring quadratic equations
  • Solving quadratic trinomials
  • Completing the square

You'll have 90 minutes to finish the mathematical reasoning section of the 2014 GED exam. This test is broken into two parts: the first part is shorter and does not allow calculators, and the second part permits calculator use. The mathematical reasoning exam includes questions that are multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, hot spot and drag-and-drop.

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