Ch 5: HiSET Mathematics: Ratios and Proportions

About This Chapter

This chapter is geared towards solving ratios and proportions on the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). You'll learn the skills you need to pass the mathematics portion of this exam by using our video lessons, short quizzes and chapter test.

HiSET Mathematics: Ratios and Proportions - Chapter Summary

Each video lesson in this chapter is about five minutes long. The lessons entertain while instructing you in the steps necessary to solve problems with ratios and proportions. Our subject-matter experts show you just how to answer questions on the HiSET Math exam regarding:

  • Ratios and rates
  • Constant and average rates
  • Proportions
  • Scale factors relating to perimeter, area and volume of similar figures

Use the lesson quizzes and the chapter test in order to determine your understanding and to practice answering math problems in a multiple-choice format.

Objectives of the HiSET Mathematics: Ratios and Proportions Chapter

The HiSET Mathematics exam verifies that your academic skills are on par with those of a high school graduate and checks to see that you can apply fundamental concepts to math problems. The concepts in this Ratios and Proportions chapter are on the Numbers and Operations on Numbers section, which makes up 19% of the math test. The test has 50 multiple-choice questions and a 90-minute time limit.

5 Lessons in Chapter 5: HiSET Mathematics: Ratios and Proportions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples

1. Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples

If we have two items, or two numbers, and we want to compare them, what language can we use? How do we write the comparison? Find out as we learn about ratios and rates in this lesson.

Finding Constant and Average Rates

2. Finding Constant and Average Rates

Watch this video lesson to learn the differences between constant and average rates. You will learn the steps you need to take to find them and get two great visuals you can keep in mind to help you solve these rate problems.

Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

3. Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

When we want to compare one ratio, or fraction, to another equivalent ratio, it's a proportion. Learn all about proportions and practice solving proportion problems in this lesson.

Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

4. 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.

Applying Scale Factors to Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Figures

5. Applying Scale Factors to Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Figures

How do shapes change sizes yet retain their proportions and similarities to other shapes? In this lesson, we'll look at what a scale factor is and how to apply it. We'll consider scale factors with regards to three different aspects of similar shapes: perimeter, area and volume.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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