Ch 11: ASVAB Math: Properties of Exponents

About This Chapter

Refresh and refine your understanding of the properties of exponents. With these self-guided video lessons, you can fully prepare for exponent-related questions on the ASVAB Math sub-tests.

ASVAB Math: Properties of Exponents - Chapter Summary

This chapter delves into some of the most essential properties of exponents, including the correct way to handle negative exponents and simplify mathematical expressions that have exponents. As you get ready for the ASVAB Math sub-tests, watch the brief video lessons in this chapter to hone your knowledge in the following areas:

  • The five main exponent properties, including power to a power
  • Defining zero and negative exponents
  • Converting fractional exponents
  • How to simplify expressions that include rational exponents
  • Multiple ways to simplify exponents using the main exponent properties

You'll watch a series of short video lessons taught by our expert math instructors. These lessons include detailed descriptions and illustrations that show exactly how to use the properties of exponents when solving exponent-related problems. Each lesson concludes with a short quiz, allowing you to assess your skills before moving on.

Objectives of the ASVAB Math: Properties of Exponents Chapter

As a military recruit, there are two ASVAB Math sub-tests you'll need to take: Arithmetic Reasoning and Math Knowledge. These sub-tests measure your ability to solve math-related word problems and your knowledge of basic high school mathematics. The video lessons included in this chapter can prepare you specifically for any exponent-related problems on the ASVAB Math sub-tests.

The total number of math questions you'll need to answer for both sub-tests hinges on whether you take the computer-adaptive or paper-and-pencil version of the ASVAB. The majority of recruits take the computer-adaptive test. The traditional paper-and-pencil format takes slightly longer and includes more math questions than the computer-based format - 55 questions in 60 minutes. Because the computer-adaptive format regularly adjusts to your skill level during the test, you're only given 32 math-related questions that need to be answered in 59 minutes.

Keep in mind that you won't be penalized for guessing if you take the paper-and-pencil test, and you can return to questions you've skipped in that same section if there's time. On the computer-adaptive exam, guessing an incorrect answer leads to a penalty.

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