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Ch 23: CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Absolute Value

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Brush up on how to find and graph absolute values through our video lessons, quizzes and other study aids. Our study guide can help you get ready for these types of questions on the CUNY Assessment Test in Math.

CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Absolute Value - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons offer a review of how to find and graph absolute values as you prepare for the CUNY Assessment Test in Math. Our videos help you answer questions on topics including:

  • Using absolute value
  • How to find the absolute value of a real number
  • Ways to graph an absolute value
  • Transformations and translations
  • Ways to graph absolute value equations

You can watch these videos on a computer or mobile device from anywhere you have Internet access. Practice problems and examples show you what's required for top performance on the test. A text transcript lets you read along with the instructor, and you can test your learning with lesson quizzes and a comprehensive chapter exam.

CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Absolute Value Chapter Objectives

All students admitted to CUNY must have their math skills evaluated for course placement through the CUNY Assessment Test in Math. The test material is divided into four sections, and questions on absolute value are in the section on numerical skills/pre-algebra.

All questions on the test are multiple choice, as are the questions on our chapter exam and lesson quizzes. Our assessments let you practice answering questions in the format you'll find on the CUNY math assessment and also show you where your knowledge is lacking. The answer keys in our quizzes include links to specific parts of the video lessons, so if you have an incorrect answer, it's easy to go back for a quick review.

5 Lessons in Chapter 23: CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Absolute Value
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What is an Absolute Value?

1. What is an Absolute Value?

When we're talking and comparing numbers, we often don't care whether its positive or negative, just how big it is. This is often called the magnitude of a number and we find it by taking the absolute value. Learn all about it here!

Finding the Absolute Value of a Real Number

2. Finding the Absolute Value of a Real Number

You can find the absolute value of any real number. This lesson will define absolute value, explain what real numbers are and give the steps to finding the absolute value of any real number.

Solving Absolute Value Practice Problems

3. Solving Absolute Value Practice Problems

There are many easy mistakes to make when solving absolute value equations. Learn how to avoid those mistakes here by working on examples of absolute value equations with operations on the inside and the outside of the absolute value.

How to Graph an Absolute Value and Do Transformations

4. How to Graph an Absolute Value and Do Transformations

Absolute value graphs normally look like the letter 'V', but transformations can change that 'V' in a number of different ways. As well as teaching you how to graph absolute values, this video will focus on a specific group of transformations called translations. Learn all about what that means here!

Graphing Absolute Value Equations: Dilations & Reflections

5. Graphing Absolute Value Equations: Dilations & Reflections

Although a basic absolute value graph isn't complicated, transformations can make them sufficiently confusing! In this lesson, you'll practice different transformations of absolute value graphs.

Chapter Practice Exam
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