About This Chapter
ASVAB Math: Inequalities - Chapter Summary
Knowing how to work with inequalities will increase your chances of success on the big test in a big way. Our engaging video lessons will explain the processes and procedures associated with inequalities and show you how to solve and graph them. Subjects in this chapter include:
- Inequalities with one or multiple variables
- Absolute value inequalities
- Set notation
- Compound inequalities
- Systems of inequalities
- Translation of math sentences
Watching the video lessons in each chapter, you'll have so much fun learning about inequalities that you'll hardly notice you're even studying! Follow along with the handy video transcripts so you can learn at your own pace, and then check out our quizzes to test your inequality smarts.
ASVAB Math: Inequalities Chapter Objectives
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is taken by candidates who want to enlist in the United States Armed Services. The test is offered to, among other groups, high school students who may be enrolled in ROTC programs. You will have 24 minutes to finish the 25 multiple-choice questions in this section of the ASVAB pencil-and-paper version of the test, or 20 minutes to answer 16 computer-based questions. Objectives for this chapter include:
- Defining different types of inequalities
- Graphing inequalities with singular or multiple variables
- Understanding set notation, compound inequalities, and systems of inequalities
- Solving and graphing absolute value inequalities
- Converting word problems to inequalities
The Math Knowledge subtest of the ASVAB equates to 11% of the overall test. Some of those questions will test your know-how of the inequalities problem-solving process, so go over our awesome video lessons as many times as you want until you think you're prepared!
1. What is an Inequality?
Deciding how to spend your money can be a tricky thing. Should you save it, invest it, or enjoy it? Learn how inequalities can help you make your decision!
2. How to Graph 1- and 2-Variable Inequalities
So an inequality is just an equation with a less than or greater than symbol. But what is the difference between 1 and 2 variable inequalities? What does have a greater than or equal to symbol change? When do you use a number line instead of a coordinate plane? Get those answers here!
3. Set Notation, Compound Inequalities, and Systems of Inequalities
In this lesson, we'll explore the conditions of compound inequalities and learn how to express them using set notation and interval notation. Test you knowledge afterward with a short quiz.
4. Graphing Inequalities: Practice Problems
If you're already pretty familiar with what inequalities are and just looking for a place to practice your skills, this is the place. This lesson covers topics like 1-variable, 2-variable, compound, and systems of inequalities.
5. How to Solve and Graph an Absolute Value Inequality
Taking two skills and combining them to make a more complicated problem is a classic tactic in mathematics. If you feel confident with absolute values and inequalities, see if you can tackle them with their powers combined here!
6. Solving and Graphing Absolute Value Inequalities: Practice Problems
Solving and graphing absolute value inequalities brings a lot of different skills together in one place. The practice problems in this video will give you a good chance to see more examples of absolute value inequalities but will also test your general algebraic knowledge.
7. Translating Math Sentences to Inequalities
Watch this video lesson to learn how you can easily translate math sentences into inequalities. Once you know how to do this, solving word problems becomes that much easier.
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Other chapters within the ASVAB Mathematics Knowledge: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- ASVAB Math: Basic Arithmetic
- ASVAB Math: Math Expressions and Formulas
- ASVAB Math: Solving Math Word Problems
- ASVAB Math: Rounding Numbers and Decimals
- ASVAB Math: Fractions
- ASVAB Math: Factorials in Math
- ASVAB Math: Reciprocals
- ASVAB Math: Types of Numbers
- ASVAB Math: Patterns & Sequences
- ASVAB Math: Exponents
- ASVAB Math: Properties of Exponents
- ASVAB Math: Algebraic Expressions and Equations
- ASVAB Math: Factoring
- ASVAB Math: Quadratic Equations
- ASVAB Math: Working with Quadratic Equations
- ASVAB Math: Calculating Interest
- ASVAB Math: Circles
- ASVAB Math: Geometry
- About the ASVAB Test
- ASVAB Mathematics Knowledge Flashcards