Ch 9: HiSET Mathematics: Absolute Value Problems

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter provide you with information on absolute values that you'll need for answering questions correctly on the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) in mathematics. By studying the videos and transcripts, you can gain a deeper understanding of this topic.

HiSET Mathematics: Absolute Value Problems - Chapter Summary

Refresh your knowledge of absolute values with the lessons in this chapter as you prepare to take the HiSET Mathematics exam. The videos can strengthen your ability to solve various absolute value problems, including:

  • Calculating a real number's absolute value
  • Graphing an absolute value and performing transformations
  • Graphing absolute value equations including dilations and reflections

After watching the videos, visual learners can take advantage of our transcripts as well. You will find highlighted terms, definitions and key processes to remember.

Objectives of the HiSET Mathematics: Absolute Value Problems Chapter

The HiSET math exam requires you to solve quantitative problems using the concepts in this chapter as well as your reasoning skills. Absolute value problems are found on the Numbers and Operations on Numbers portion of the exam.

All of the problems on this test are multiple-choice, so you can gain the experience you need by answering the multiple-choice quizzes and chapter test we have included.

5 Lessons in Chapter 9: HiSET Mathematics: Absolute Value Problems
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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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Practice Final Exam
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