Ch 13: ACT Math: Linear Equations

About This Chapter

Get organized for the ACT math test by revisiting linear equations. Short videos and quick quizzes motivate your math review for this portion of the ACT test.

ACT Math: Linear Equations - Chapter Summary

Linear equations with one variable are an important pre-algebra concept, and our lessons include the following topics:

  • Defining linear equations
  • Writing linear equations
  • Linear equations: intercepts, standard form and graphing
  • Defining and using a system of equations

This chapter reviews the concepts listed above, to help ensure your success on the ACT math test. The short videos present the material in a fun and engaging manner, and the quizzes give you immediate feedback to see how you're doing.

ACT Math Objectives

You can demonstrate readiness for college-level math courses through successful completion of the ACT math test. The math section contains 60 multiple-choice questions and has a 60-minute time limit. Six content areas are included:

  • Pre-Algebra
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Plane Geometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry

The questions check your reasoning skills in solving practical mathematical problems. The pre-algebra/elementary algebra part of the math test contains 24 questions. Most of the problems are distinct, but some may belong to sets of several questions. All of the problems are solvable without calculators, but you may use permitted models. Check the ACT student website for details about calculator use. Your score report for the math test includes four parts: a total test score, in addition to sub-scores in pre-algebra/elementary algebra, intermediate algebra/coordinate geometry and plane geometry/trigonometry.

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