Ch 6: AFOQT: Exponents & Roots

About This Chapter

Prepare for the AFOQT exam by going through the materials in this chapter. You'll find helpful information about exponents and roots, and the chapter's engaging videos and quizzes make learning about these topics fun.

AFOQT: Exponents & Roots - Chapter Summary

Going through the engaging lessons in this chapter helps you review how to use exponential notation as well as how to simplify and solve exponential expressions. You'll also examine these topics for the AFOQT exam:

  • Order of operations
  • Multiplying and dividing exponential expressions
  • Power of zero
  • Finding roots of equations using Newton's method
  • Simplifying square roots
  • Perfect squares and their square roots
  • Scientific notation

The videos in this chapter not only speed up your study process for the test, but they have an engaging format to make studying fun. Self-assessment quizzes are available, which help you check your knowledge before taking the real exam. If you have a question about a topic from this chapter, you can get submit a question to our professional instructors.

11 Lessons in Chapter 6: AFOQT: Exponents & Roots
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How to Use Exponential Notation

1. How to Use Exponential Notation

Exponential notation is a mathematical method for writing longer multiplication problems in a simplified manner. This lesson will define how to work with exponential notation and give some examples of how it is used.

Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

2. Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

Scientific notation is a special way of writing numbers so they are easier to work with. This lesson will define scientific notations and show some examples of how to convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation and back.

Simplifying and Solving Exponential Expressions

3. Simplifying and Solving Exponential Expressions

What do we do with an exponent? In this lesson, we'll learn how to simplify and solve expressions containing exponents. We'll solve a variety of types of exponential expressions.

Exponential Expressions & The Order of Operations

4. Exponential Expressions & The Order of Operations

When performing mathematical operations, there is a specific order in which the operations should be performed. This includes when to simplify the exponents. This lesson will describe in what order exponents should be solved as you are performing mathematical operations.

Multiplying Exponential Expressions

5. Multiplying Exponential Expressions

There are certain rules that govern working with exponential expressions. This lesson deals with the rule for multiplying exponential expressions. It will describe the rule and give some examples of how it works.

Dividing Exponential Expressions

6. Dividing Exponential Expressions

Any time you work with expressions that contain exponents, you have to follow a specific set of rules that are not the same as when you are working with expressions that do not contain exponents. This lesson will describe the rules associated with dividing terms that contain exponents.

The Power of Zero: Simplifying Exponential Expressions

7. The Power of Zero: Simplifying Exponential Expressions

Raising a number to the power of zero is not the same as if the exponent is a number other than zero. This lesson will explain the rule involving using zero as an exponent and will give some examples of how it works.

Estimating Square Roots

8. Estimating Square Roots

Inverse operations are mathematical operations that undo each other. The square root is the inverse of the squared (or multiplying a number by itself) operation. There is an easy method for estimating the square root of a number, which you will learn in this lesson.

How to Use Newton's Method to Find Roots of Equations

9. How to Use Newton's Method to Find Roots of Equations

Finding the roots of equations usually requires the use of a calculator. However, in this lesson you'll use Newton's Method to find the root of any equation, even when you can't solve for it explicitly.

Simplify Square Roots of Quotients

10. Simplify Square Roots of Quotients

The quotient rule can be used to simplify square roots of quotients. This lesson will define the quotient rule and show you how it is used to simplify square roots.

Evaluating Square Roots of Perfect Squares

11. Evaluating Square Roots of Perfect Squares

Squares and square roots are inverse, or opposite, operations involving radicals. Learn how to determine the square root of perfect squares in this lesson.

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