Ch 33: HSPT Test: Algebraic Distribution

About This Chapter

With this chapter, you will have the opportunity to improve your skills distributing in algebra and changing negative exponents into fractions. These lessons were designed to help you prepare for related questions on the HSPT exam.

HSPT Test: Algebraic Distribution - Chapter Summary

Follow along with our professional instructors to improve your understanding and skills distributing in algebra. In these lessons, our instructors will demonstrate the steps used to distribute so that you will be able to do so on the HSPT test. After these lessons you will be better able to:

  • Understand the difference between distributing first and adding first
  • Distribute positive and negative signs
  • Distribute algebraic expressions
  • Convert negative exponents to fractions
  • Solve problems with fractional powers
  • Distribute multiple terms in algebra

The lesson transcripts of this chapter provide you with an additional review of the lessons which you can read to reinforce your comprehension of the material and study the key terms and figures of the chapter. Test your retention of the knowledge covered in these lessons by taking lesson quizzes. Then, use the video tags from your quiz results to study the locations of the lessons that explained the subjects you missed.

HSPT Test: Algebraic Distribution Chapter Objectives

The HSPT exam is a series of 298 multiple-choice questions that are assembled to assess students academic knowledge and skills. It is a timed test that lasts two hours and 30 minutes. On test day, be prepared for around 64 of the questions on the exam to test your math skills, including your abilities to distribute in algebra.

7 Lessons in Chapter 33: HSPT Test: Algebraic Distribution
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Why Do We Distribute in Algebra? - Explanation & Examples

1. Why Do We Distribute in Algebra? - Explanation & Examples

What's the purpose of distribution in algebra? In this lesson, we'll find out why we distribute. We'll also look at examples and sample problems that involve basic distribution.

Distributing First vs. Adding First: Differences & Examples

2. Distributing First vs. Adding First: Differences & Examples

When we need to simplify an expression, how do we know if we should distribute first or add first? In this lesson, we'll look at when this matters and how to make the best decision.

Distributing Positive and Negative Signs

3. Distributing Positive and Negative Signs

It's not just numbers and variables that get distributed. Positive and negative signs can, too. In this lesson, we'll learn how to distribute positive and negative signs correctly.

Distributing Algebraic Expressions with Numbers and Variables

4. Distributing Algebraic Expressions with Numbers and Variables

So, you can simplify an algebraic expression when you need to distribute a number? Great! But what if you need to distribute a variable or a variable with an exponent? Learn how in this lesson.

Changing Negative Exponents to Fractions

5. Changing Negative Exponents to Fractions

A negative exponent isn't like a normal exponent. In this lesson, we'll learn about negative exponents and how they lead us to fractions. We'll practice with numbers and variables.

Working With Fractional Powers

6. Working With Fractional Powers

If you know what to do with 3 to the second power, then you understand exponents. But what if the exponent is a fraction? Find out what to do with fractional powers in this lesson.

Distribution of More Than One Term in Algebra

7. Distribution of More Than One Term in Algebra

Once we've mastered distributing a single term, it's time to raise the stakes. In this lesson, we'll learn how about distribution involving two, three and even more terms.

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