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ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Square Roots - Chapter Summary
This chapter explains the major information you'll need to know about square roots for the ASSET Numerical Skills Test. Upon completing your studies of these lessons, you should be able to:
- Find and estimate square roots
- Simplify square roots of numbers without perfect squares
- Simplify expressions with square roots
- Understand radical expressions and radicands
- Find square roots of perfect squares
- Simplify square roots of quotients and of powers in radical expressions
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ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Square Roots Objectives
The ASSET Numerical Skills Test is one of the exams found within the ASSET Basic Skills Tests and serves to help place you in the correct postsecondary program. You will have 25 minutes to answer 32 questions, 7 of which relate to pre-algebra. One of the pre-algebra topics on which you may be tested is the concept of square roots. By reviewing the content of these lessons, you should be familiar with any aspect of square roots the test may feature. If you take the multiple-choice quizzes, you will have opportunities to practice answering questions in the same format as you'll find on the ASSET Numerical Skills Test.
1. How to Find the Square Root of a Number
What is a square root? In this lesson, we'll learn what a square root is and how to find it. We'll review a variety of examples in order to master the concept.
2. 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.
3. Simplifying Square Roots When not a Perfect Square
Numbers that are imperfect squares are those that, when evaluated, do not give solutions that are integers. The proper mathematical way to simplify these imperfect squares is discussed in this lesson.
4. Simplifying Expressions Containing Square Roots
In order to write radical expressions correctly, they have to be written in their simplest form. This lesson will show you how to simplify expressions containing numbers and variables inside a square root.
5. Radicands and Radical Expressions
It's easy to see that funky radical symbol and panic just a little bit. There are so many rules that go along with it, it's hard to keep up with them all. This lesson will help by describing what you should do when you are faced with a square root.
6. 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.
7. Simplifying Square Roots of Powers in Radical Expressions
Simplifying radical expressions that contain powers can be tricky. There are a few simple rules that will help you perform these simplifications with ease. This lesson will teach you how.
8. 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.
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Other chapters within the ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Practice & Study Guide course
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- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Basic Math Operations
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Using Decimals
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Understanding Fractions
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Operations with Fractions
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Using Percents
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Calculating Taxes, Discounts & Interest
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Ratios & Proportions
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Understanding Math Formulas
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Factoring Prime & Composite Numbers
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Positive & Negative Numbers
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Absolute Value
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Inequalities in Math
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Scientific Notation
- ASSET Numerical Skills Test Flashcards