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Accuplacer Arithmetic Test: Percents - Chapter Summary
If you're looking for a fast and fun study resource for percents, you've come to the right place. These quick videos demonstrate concepts you'll likely run into on your Accuplacer Arithmetic test. Working through this chapter, you'll cover:
- Applications of percents
- Percents in word problems
- How to calculate interest
- Decimal, fraction and percent conversions
- The formula for finding percent of change
Try your hand at the calculations and conversions from the lessons and solve problems focused on percents by working through the short self-assessment quiz after each lesson. Make sure to let our instructors know if you need any help with percents.
Objectives of the Accuplacer Arithmetic Test: Percents Chapter
We've assembled this toolkit of study aids to help you review percents in preparation for your Accuplacer Arithmetic placement exam. Your assessment results will determine which math courses you'll need to take in college or vocational school, so it's important to make a strong showing of your strengths with the percent concepts you've already learned.
The assessment is computer-administered and there is no time limit, so it's best to take your time and double-check your work before submitting each task. Questions are multiple-choice and they get harder as you answer more questions correctly, or easier as you answer more of them incorrectly.
1. What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples
Thinking in terms of pizza is an excellent way to think about percentages. Learn how it can help you understand percentages in this video lesson. You will also learn about the uses of percentages in the real world.
2. Percents: Definition, Application & Examples
Maybe you know that 95% is an A and 75% is a C. But what do those percents really mean? In this lesson, we'll learn about percents, including how to convert them to fractions and decimals.
3. Solve Problems Using Percents
Percents are your friend. Think of all the cool things percents do for you. They save you money, and they tell you how well you are doing in school. Learn how you can solve problems with percents in this video lesson.
4. How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents
100 percent of percent problems can be solved if we follow the correct steps. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of different percent problems.
5. How to Solve Interest Problems: Steps & Examples
If you want to know how your money can earn money, then it's essential to learn about solving interest problems. In this lesson, we'll practice calculating interest amounts and interest rates.
6. Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation
The process of converting percents to fractions is quite easy if you know where to start. This lesson will show you how to perform the conversion and give some real-world examples.
7. Converting Fractions to Percents
There are times when it is important to know how to convert a fraction to a percent. Fortunately, the steps to perform this conversion are not difficult. This lesson will show you those steps and give some examples.
8. Changing Between Decimals and Percents
Watch as we go on a rollercoaster ride in changing from a decimal to percent and then back again. Learn to master this technique so you can get as fast as a rollercoaster going downhill on tests and quizzes when you have to convert between the two.
9. Converting from Percent Notation to Decimal Notation
Knowing how to convert a percent to a decimal can be a useful skill in many different situations. This lesson will show you how to perform that conversion and places where this skill will be helpful.
10. Percent of Change: Definition, Formula & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what percent of change is and discover the formula to determine percent of change. You'll also see the formula in action in a few examples. Then, you can test your new knowledge with a brief quiz.
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