Ch 31: HSPT Test: Factoring in Algebra

About This Chapter

Use the lessons in the chapter to study the steps for solving algebra problems involve factoring. This part of the HSPT course reviews methods of factoring to get you ready for the HSPT exam.

HSPT Test: Factoring in Algebra - Chapter Summary

Factoring can take on many different forms in an algebra problem. This set of video lessons in the HSPT test course will provide you with a set of study sessions that goes over the different ways you can go about factoring in algebra in order to make sure you are ready for questions involving factoring on the HSPT exam. You will be studying topics that include the following:

  • Examples of factoring
  • Equivalent expressions
  • Instructions for factoring out variables
  • Combining numbers for factoring
  • Converting factoring into division
  • Steps for factoring by grouping
  • Finding factors and multiples of whole numbers

You can choose to watch the short, engaging lessons or read a text transcript. This chapter also includes a pack of self-assessment quizzes for you to track your progress and see how well-prepared you are for the HSPT exam.

HSPT Test: Factoring in Algebra Chapter Objectives

The HSPT exam is given through your school, and the results are forwarded to the Catholic high school you and your parents are considering. Questions on algebra and factoring can be found in the Mathematics portion of the exam, which will be entirely in multiple-choice format.

8 Lessons in Chapter 31: HSPT Test: Factoring in Algebra
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What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition & Example

1. What is Factoring in Algebra? - Definition & Example

Factoring with ordinary numbers involves knowing that 6 is the product of 2 and 3. But what about factoring in algebra? In this lesson, we'll learn the essential elements of algebra factoring.

Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation

2. Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation

Did you know that two fractions can look completely different, but actually be the same? In this lesson, we'll learn about equivalent fractions. We'll also learn to simplify fraction notation.

Factoring Out Variables: Instructions & Examples

3. Factoring Out Variables: Instructions & Examples

Let's find the factors. In this lesson, we'll learn how to factor out numbers or variables from an expression. We'll even learn how to factor variables with exponents.

Combining Numbers and Variables When Factoring

4. Combining Numbers and Variables When Factoring

With an expression, you know how to factor out a number, and you know how to factor out a variable. In this lesson, we'll learn how to factor out combined numbers and variables.

Transforming Factoring Into A Division Problem

5. Transforming Factoring Into A Division Problem

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can factor a problem by turning it into a division problem. Learn how this actually helps you to factor and keep your numbers straight.

Factoring By Grouping: Steps, Verification & Examples

6. Factoring By Grouping: Steps, Verification & Examples

How do you factor an expression if all the terms don't share a common factor? Grouping! In this lesson, we'll learn how to use grouping to help factor expressions.

Finding Factors of Whole Numbers

7. Finding Factors of Whole Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to factor any whole number that you are given. You will learn what factors are and how a whole number can have several different factors.

Finding Multiples of Whole Numbers

8. Finding Multiples of Whole Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will become a pro at finding multiples of whole numbers. Learn what they are and how you can visualize the process to make it easier for you.

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