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Ch 13: CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Percents

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Review your knowledge of percents and operations with percentages using our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes. These lessons cover material at the first-year college level that you will encounter on the CUNY Assessment Test in Math.

CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Percents - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to go over methods for converting to percents and solving percent problems. Video lessons provide detailed explanations and support the text with illustrated examples. After completing your review of these lessons, you should have the ability to do the following that will help you answer specific questions on the CUNY Assessment Test in Math:

  • Defining percent
  • Converting from percent to decimal and percent to fraction
  • Applying methods to convert decimals to percents and fractions to percents
  • Solving problems and word problems containing percents

Visual studies can be particularly helpful if you struggle with math concepts using traditional learning methods. You can access a timeline on the video which allows you to review only those aspects in which you need further review, while accompanying quizzes test you on material you are likely to find on the actual CUNY Assessment Test.

CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Percents Objectives

With the Percents chapter, you will have the opportunity to reinforce what you already know and possibly learn new concepts involving percents and related problems. These types of questions will be asked in the numerical skills/pre-algebra section of the 4-section CUNY Assessment Test in Math. You must score 45 or higher on this section of the test to be considered proficient in this area.

The City University of New York (CUNY) administers tests in reading, writing and math to measure a student's proficiency. This information is used for admissions and placement purposes. These tests are computer-based and contain mainly multiple-choice questions in which students read a passage or a problem and select an answer from among four choices.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Percents
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

1. What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

Thinking in terms of pizza is an excellent way to think about percentages. Learn how it can help you understand percentages in this video lesson. You will also learn about the uses of percentages in the real world.

Converting from Percent Notation to Decimal Notation

2. Converting from Percent Notation to Decimal Notation

Knowing how to convert a percent to a decimal can be a useful skill in many different situations. This lesson will show you how to perform that conversion and places where this skill will be helpful.

Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation

3. Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation

The process of converting percents to fractions is quite easy if you know where to start. This lesson will show you how to perform the conversion and give some real-world examples.

Changing Between Decimals and Percents

4. Changing Between Decimals and Percents

Watch as we go on a rollercoaster ride in changing from a decimal to percent and then back again. Learn to master this technique so you can get as fast as a rollercoaster going downhill on tests and quizzes when you have to convert between the two.

Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

5. Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

In this video lesson, you will learn about the usefulness of knowing how to change quickly between decimals and fractions. You will also learn how changing from a decimal to a fraction is different than changing from a fraction to a decimal.

Converting Fractions to Percents & Back

6. Converting Fractions to Percents & Back

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how to turn any fraction into a percent and vice versa. You will learn how they are related and how to write your answers properly.

Converting Fractions to Percents

7. Converting Fractions to Percents

There are times when it is important to know how to convert a fraction to a percent. Fortunately, the steps to perform this conversion are not difficult. This lesson will show you those steps and give some examples.

Solve Problems Using Percents

8. Solve Problems Using Percents

Percents are your friend. Think of all the cool things percents do for you. They save you money, and they tell you how well you are doing in school. Learn how you can solve problems with percents in this video lesson.

How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

9. How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

100 percent of percent problems can be solved if we follow the correct steps. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of different percent problems.

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