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Ch 10: ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Factoring Prime & Composite Numbers

About This Chapter

Designed to help you study for the ASSET Numerical Skills test, these lessons explore the processes of factoring in algebra and transforming factoring problems into division problems.

ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Factoring Prime & Composite Numbers - Chapter Summary

Through this chapter, you will have the opportunity to review the steps use to factor numbers and algebraic expressions. This chapter is composed of a series of short, engaging lesson videos that are taught by our professional instructors. Watch our instructors as they explain:

  • How to factor in algebra
  • What prime and composite numbers are
  • Prime factorization of numbers
  • Uses of prime factorization
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with fraction notation
  • Processes of combining numbers and variables when factoring
  • How to transform factoring problems to division problems
  • Steps involved in factoring by grouping

Each of these lessons highlights one of the above topics. Experienced instructors present the material with expertise and humor, allowing you to gather essential information before taking the ASSET Numerical Skills test. Quizzes and transcripts accompany the lessons.

ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Factoring Prime & Composite Numbers Objectives

The ASSET Student Success System is used by many community and technical colleges when they make admission and curriculum placement decisions for incoming students. Of the assessments in this system, the ASSET Numerical Skills test is composed of 32 questions administered in 25-minute session. This chapter has been assembled to help you prepare for some of these questions that may require you to factor in order to find a solution.

12 Lessons in Chapter 10: ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Factoring Prime & Composite Numbers
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition & Example

1. What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition & Example

Factoring with ordinary numbers involves knowing that 6 is the product of 2 and 3. But what about factoring in algebra? In this lesson, we'll learn the essential elements of algebra factoring.

What Are Prime Numbers? - Definition & Examples

2. What Are Prime Numbers? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll do a brief review of factors, and then learn how factors make prime numbers unique. You can also test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

What Are Composite Numbers? - Definition & Examples

3. What Are Composite Numbers? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what composite numbers are and briefly touch on prime numbers. You'll also learn a couple of rules about composite numbers. Then, you can test your new knowledge with a brief quiz.

Identifying Prime & Composite Numbers

4. Identifying Prime & Composite Numbers

In this video lesson, you will learn how to identify both prime and composite numbers. You will also learn what makes the numbers unique, as well as the characteristics of both these types of numbers.

How to Find the Prime Factorization of a Number

5. How to Find the Prime Factorization of a Number

The prime factorization of a number involves breaking that number down to its smallest parts. This lesson will show you two different ways to discover the prime factorization of any number.

Using Prime Factorizations to Find the Least Common Multiples

6. Using Prime Factorizations to Find the Least Common Multiples

Finding the least common multiple can seem like a lot of work. But we can use prime factorization as a shortcut. Find out how and practice finding least common multiples in this lesson.

Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation

7. Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation

Did you know that two fractions can look completely different, but actually be the same? In this lesson, we'll learn about equivalent fractions. We'll also learn to simplify fraction notation.

Using Fraction Notation: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division

8. Using Fraction Notation: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division

How do we add, subtract, multiply or divide with fractions? In this lesson, we'll learn how to use fraction notation correctly no matter what operation we're completing.

Factoring Out Variables: Instructions & Examples

9. Factoring Out Variables: Instructions & Examples

Let's find the factors. In this lesson, we'll learn how to factor out numbers or variables from an expression. We'll even learn how to factor variables with exponents.

Combining Numbers and Variables When Factoring

10. Combining Numbers and Variables When Factoring

With an expression, you know how to factor out a number, and you know how to factor out a variable. In this lesson, we'll learn how to factor out combined numbers and variables.

Transforming Factoring Into A Division Problem

11. Transforming Factoring Into A Division Problem

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can factor a problem by turning it into a division problem. Learn how this actually helps you to factor and keep your numbers straight.

Factoring By Grouping: Steps, Verification & Examples

12. Factoring By Grouping: Steps, Verification & Examples

How do you factor an expression if all the terms don't share a common factor? Grouping! In this lesson, we'll learn how to use grouping to help factor expressions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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