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Ch 15: ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Square Roots

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Use this chapter to refresh your understanding of square roots and rediscover how to calculate them as part of your studies for the ASSET Numerical Skills Test. Reviewing the content of these lessons will help prepare you for any questions about square roots on the ASSET Numerical Skills Test.

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

This chapter may serve as a valuable tool as you study for the ASSET Numerical Skills Test. In addition to presenting the lessons as brief videos which present the information in a creative manner, Study.com also enables you to send any pertinent questions to our expert instructors for assistance. After you view each lesson, you can practice using your knowledge by taking the short interactive quizzes which will help you determine what you need to study further.

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.

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: ASSET Numerical Skills Test: Square Roots
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How to Find the Square Root of a Number

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.

Estimating Square Roots

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.

Simplifying Square Roots When not a Perfect Square

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.

Simplifying Expressions Containing Square Roots

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.

Radicands and Radical Expressions

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.

Evaluating Square Roots of Perfect Squares

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.

Simplifying Square Roots of Powers in Radical Expressions

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.

Simplify Square Roots of Quotients

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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