Ch 11: HSPT Test: Using Percents

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You will need to know how to solve problems involving percents when completing the mathematics section of the High School Placement Test (HSPT). This chapter's video lessons can help you to accomplish this educational goal.

HSPT Test: Using Percents - Chapter Summary

The online video lessons in this chapter include shortcuts and step-by-step techniques for working with percents. You'll find lessons that explain how to make conversions between percents, fractions and decimals. Before taking the HSPT test, you can also practice solving problems with percents. Once studied, this chapter can help you to:

  • Define a percent and give examples
  • Convert from percent notation to fraction and decimal notation
  • Change between decimals and percents
  • Convert a decimal to a fraction and a percent
  • Change fractions to percents
  • Solve problems using percents
  • Solve word problems that use percents
  • Detail the calculation for percentage increase and decrease

Get the necessary tools for correctly answering the percentage questions on the HSPT Test as you prepare to enter a Catholic high school. This educational resource includes 24/7 unlimited access to online video lessons that are entirely self-paced. The lessons can be navigated easily with video tags that are found under the timeline link. Text transcripts and multiple-choice quizzes are also available to help you conquer the fundamentals of percentages.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: HSPT Test: Using Percents
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What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

1. What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

Thinking in terms of pizza is an excellent way to think about percentages. Learn how it can help you understand percentages in this video lesson. You will also learn about the uses of percentages in the real world.

Converting from Percent Notation to Decimal Notation

2. Converting from Percent Notation to Decimal Notation

Knowing how to convert a percent to a decimal can be a useful skill in many different situations. This lesson will show you how to perform that conversion and places where this skill will be helpful.

Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation

3. Converting Percent Notation to Fraction Notation

The process of converting percents to fractions is quite easy if you know where to start. This lesson will show you how to perform the conversion and give some real-world examples.

Changing Between Decimals and Percents

4. Changing Between Decimals and Percents

Watch as we go on a rollercoaster ride in changing from a decimal to percent and then back again. Learn to master this technique so you can get as fast as a rollercoaster going downhill on tests and quizzes when you have to convert between the two.

Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

5. Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

In this video lesson, you will learn about the usefulness of knowing how to change quickly between decimals and fractions. You will also learn how changing from a decimal to a fraction is different than changing from a fraction to a decimal.

Converting Fractions to Percents

6. Converting Fractions to Percents

There are times when it is important to know how to convert a fraction to a percent. Fortunately, the steps to perform this conversion are not difficult. This lesson will show you those steps and give some examples.

Percentage Increase and Decrease: Calculation and Examples

7. Percentage Increase and Decrease: Calculation and Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to calculate the percentage increase and decrease of changes that happen over time. You will also learn what you need in order to make your calculations.

Solve Problems Using Percents

8. Solve Problems Using Percents

Percents are your friend. Think of all the cool things percents do for you. They save you money, and they tell you how well you are doing in school. Learn how you can solve problems with percents in this video lesson.

How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

9. How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

100 percent of percent problems can be solved if we follow the correct steps. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of different percent problems.

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