Ch 13: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Algebra Basics

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Give yourself the knowledge to solve different algebra problems by getting help from us. Our chapter allows you to review algebra-related topics so you can get ready to take the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Algebra Basics - Chapter Summary

Basic algebra topics are covered in these interactive lessons. They feature a video format, so learning can be fun and efficient. In these videos, you will have the chance to learn more about the following topics while preparing for the test:

  • Vocabulary terms in algebra
  • One-step algebra equations
  • The definition of the absolute-value inequality
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing polynomials
  • Quadratics and binomials
  • Changing words into algebraic expressions
  • Different terms relating to algebra
  • Utilizing adding and multiplication principles to solve equations
  • Abstraction expressions
  • Inequalities

The lessons give you a real look at the type of algebra equations that are going to be addressed on the actual exam. The self-assessment quizzes give you a way to gauge your knowledge, making sure you are on the right track to doing well on the exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 13: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Algebra Basics
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Algebra Vocabulary Terms

1. Algebra Vocabulary Terms

Watch this video lesson to learn about some basic vocabulary words that you will come across again and again in the course of your studies in algebra. After you finish this video, you should know and be able to identify each term.

Solving Equations Using Both Addition and Multiplication Principles

2. Solving Equations Using Both Addition and Multiplication Principles

Most times in algebra, to solve for your variable, you will need to perform more than one operation to get your answer. Watch this video lesson to learn the proper steps to take to solve these equations.

What are Polynomials, Binomials, and Quadratics?

3. What are Polynomials, Binomials, and Quadratics?

What do polynomials, binomials, and quadratics have in common? What are their differences? How can you identify each of them? Watch this video lesson to find the answers.

How to Add, Subtract and Multiply Polynomials

4. How to Add, Subtract and Multiply Polynomials

Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials are, basically, the same as adding, subtracting and multiplying numbers. They only difference is that we have a pesky variable to worry about, but this video will show you that's no problem, so no worries! This method has worked for many of my students, and I think it will work for you, too!

How to Divide Polynomials with Long Division

5. How to Divide Polynomials with Long Division

Arithmetic long division and polynomial long division are very similar. Yes, it's a long process, but once you have the rhythm you will get every problem correct!

Translating Words to Algebraic Expressions

6. Translating Words to Algebraic Expressions

When it comes to word problems, the easiest way to solve them is to look for keywords and change them into math symbols. Watch this video lesson to find out what keywords you should look for and what math symbols they represent.

Translating Math Sentences to Inequalities

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.

How to Solve One-Step Algebra Equations in Word Problems

8. How to Solve One-Step Algebra Equations in Word Problems

Word problems may be considered the most evil math invention ever, but never fear! Just watch this video lesson and you will know how to methodically translate these word problems into simple math and then to solve it.

The Absolute-Value Inequality: Definition & Example

9. The Absolute-Value Inequality: Definition & Example

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve absolute value inequalities. Learn how you can easily set up your problem to successfully solve your problem each and every time.

How to Solve an Absolute Value Equation

10. How to Solve an Absolute Value Equation

Once you get familiar with any new operation, the next step in any algebra class is to learn how to solve equations with that operation in them. Absolute values are no different. Solve absolute value equations here!

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