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Ch 9: HSPT Test: Using Decimals

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The Using Decimals chapter of our HSPT test prep guide will help you refresh your understanding of how to work with decimal numbers. Use this study guide as your road map as you prepare for the HSPT test.

HSPT Test: Using Decimals - Chapter Summary

You use decimals almost every day, whether you realize it or not. For example, you may count money and figure out the cost of items you want to buy or you may calculate the percentage of questions you got right on a test. In these lessons, you will practice using decimals as you review the following topics for the HSPT test:

  • Understanding decimals, word names and place value
  • Comparing and ordering decimals
  • Inequalities and mixed numbers
  • Operations with decimals
  • Simplifying expressions and solving inequalities with decimals

Each of our lessons is accompanied by a written transcript that highlights important terms so that you can identify and refer to them instantly. Moving back and forth between the video lessons, transcripts and quizzes is quick and easy, and the video timeline feature lets you skip directly to any part of a video that you want to replay.

HSPT Test: Using Decimals Chapter Objectives

The HSPT exam is a Catholic high school admissions test designed to guide the admission and placement of ninth-grade students. It is given to students during their eighth grade year and tests for reading, language, verbal, qualitative and mathematics skills. This chapter on decimals can help you prepare for questions in the mathematics section of the test. This part of the exam has about 64 questions.

The HPST exam is a paper-and-pencil test. There are 298 question, all of which are multiple-choice. For each question, you are given several possible answers. You must read through the question, and choose the response that gives the correct answer.

11 Lessons in Chapter 9: HSPT Test: Using Decimals
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Working with Decimals

1. Working with Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will become well acquainted with decimals and how to work with them. Learn how you can use them to help you describe what is going on around you.

What is a Decimal Place Value?

2. What is a Decimal Place Value?

In this video lesson, you will see how a decimal, a simple dot, can change the place value of all the digits in a number. You will also learn how to read decimals using place values.

Using Word Names for Decimal Numbers

3. Using Word Names for Decimal Numbers

In this video lesson, we go in depth into translating our decimal numbers into the English language. Learn how to write out decimal numbers and the special situations that there are.

Comparing and Ordering Decimals

4. Comparing and Ordering Decimals

In this video lesson, you'll find out how you can look at any two decimals and immediately tell which is greater than the other. You'll also learn how to quickly sort decimals from least to greatest or vice versa.

Inequalities with Decimals

5. Inequalities with Decimals

In this video lesson, we talk about solving inequalities with decimals. You will learn in what order to take your steps to solve these types of problems.

Converting Decimals to Mixed Numbers

6. Converting Decimals to Mixed Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you should be able to convert easily between decimals and mixed numbers. Learn what kinds of decimals you can and cannot convert to a mixed number.

Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

7. 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

8. 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.

Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers

9. Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers

Problems involving decimal numbers might sound like a way to torture you, but learning how important these types of problems are in the real world is important. In this lesson, you will see a couple areas in life where you routinely encounter decimal number problems.

Solving Multi-Step Inequalities with Decimals

10. Solving Multi-Step Inequalities with Decimals

In this video lesson, you will learn the steps that are involved in solving inequalities for an unknown variable. We'll see that the order of operations stays the same, but there's a very significant difference when it comes to negative numbers!

How to Simplify Expressions Involving Decimals

11. How to Simplify Expressions Involving Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you should be able to take any expression involving decimals and simplify it. You'll learn what to look for and what things you can combine.

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