Ch 11: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Word Problems in Math

About This Chapter

Refresh your understanding of how to solve word problems in math by reviewing this chapter. As you prepare for the math portion of the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test, having this skill will prove beneficial.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Word Problems in Math - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will learn techniques for solving word problems and be given opportunities to practice your skills in anticipation of the Discover Health Occupations Readiness test. At the end of this chapter, you should:

  • Understand multiple steps and examples for solving word problems
  • Know how to solve word problems with percentages
  • Be capable of simplifying fractions into whole numbers
  • Feel confident adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals in word problems
  • Be able to use proportions and ratios

You will be led through this chapter by an expert instructor, and have the option to watch the brief video lessons and/or read their accompanying transcripts. To practice using the skills you've reviewed, you may take the short self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson and the cumulative exam after you finish the chapter. The dashboard feature will enable you to track your progress throughout the chapter so you can know how much you have left to review.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Word Problems in Math - Chapter Objectives

The Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test is meant to assess your qualification for admission into an adult allied health program. In its 85 multiple-choice questions are topics spanning four general categories including math. Thirteen percent of the test consists of math questions involving numbers and operations, including various types of word problems.

Use this chapter to review how to solve word problems that involve percentages, fractions, decimals and ratios -- all skills which may be evaluated on the exam. By practicing solving these problems on our practice quizzes and chapter exam you should gain the confidence and knowledge necessary to successfully answer any word problem the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test poses.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Word Problems in Math
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

1. Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve word problems by following this 3-step process. Learn how to visualize your problem so you fully understand it. Then learn how to write and solve your equations.

Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

2. Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

Not all word problems are so straightforward that they only require you to do one operation and you're done. Some are more complicated, requiring several steps. Watch this video lesson to learn how to solve these kinds of problems.

How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

3. 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.

How to Simplify Word Problems with Fractions Using Whole Numbers

4. How to Simplify Word Problems with Fractions Using Whole Numbers

Watch this video lesson to learn how to solve word problems with fractions in them easily by turning your fractions into whole numbers. Learn what you need to do to get rid of your fractions so you can easily solve your problem.

Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

5. Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

In math, we sometimes have to deal with decimal numbers instead of our nice whole numbers. Watch this video lesson to learn the one thing that you have to take into consideration when adding and subtracting decimals.

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

6. Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

Watch this video lesson to learn what you need to do to get a correct answer when multiplying and dividing decimals. Learn the easy tricks to figuring out where the decimal point goes.

Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

7. Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

Even if only 99 out of 100 people need to know how to work with ratios, the odds that they'll be useful to you are very high. In this lesson, we'll practice performing calculations with ratios and proportions.

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