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NES Math: Radical Expressions - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter's video lessons to renew your understanding of operations with square roots and radical expressions. Brush up on information that can help you handle NES Math exam questions on topics such as:
- Determining a number's square root
- How to simplify square roots that aren't perfect squares
- How to simplify expressions containing square roots
- Ways to factor radical expressions
- Methods of multiplying and simplifying radical expressions
- How to divide radical expressions
- Ways to rationalize denominators in radical expressions
- Methods of adding and subtracting using radical notation
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NES Math: Radical Expressions Chapter Objectives
Passing the NES Math exam is a requirement for certification to teach mathematics at the secondary level in several states. The exam contains 150 questions, divided into five content domains. Questions related to the information in the Radical Expressions chapter is in the Patterns, Algebra and Functions content domain of the exam, which makes up 24% of the total score.
All questions on the NES Math exam are multiple-choice, as are the questions in our study guide's lesson quizzes and chapter tests. These tests let you practice answering questions in a format like you'll encounter on the NES exam.
1. How to Find the Square Root of a Number
What is a square root? In this lesson, we'll learn what a square root is and how to find it. We'll review a variety of examples in order to master the concept.
2. Simplifying Square Roots When not a Perfect Square
Numbers that are imperfect squares are those that, when evaluated, do not give solutions that are integers. The proper mathematical way to simplify these imperfect squares is discussed in this lesson.
3. Simplifying Expressions Containing Square Roots
In order to write radical expressions correctly, they have to be written in their simplest form. This lesson will show you how to simplify expressions containing numbers and variables inside a square root.
4. Factoring Radical Expressions
Watch this video lesson to learn how to apply the product rule to your radical expressions. Learn how this product rule actually helps you to simplify your radicals as well.
5. Multiplying then Simplifying Radical Expressions
Multiplying 2 or more radical expressions uses the same principles as multiplying polynomials, with a few extra rules for dealing with the radicals. This lesson will teach you how to multiply and then simplify radical expressions.
6. Dividing Radical Expressions
When dividing radical expressions, we use the quotient rule. This lesson will describe the quotient rule and how to use it to solve these radical expressions.
7. Rationalizing Denominators in Radical Expressions
Radical expressions containing denominators are not simplified completely unless the denominator is free of radical symbols. This lesson will teach you how to remove a radical from the denominator of a fraction through a process called rationalizing the denominator.
8. Addition and Subtraction Using Radical Notation
There are specific rules governing adding and subtracting radical expressions. This lesson will describe these rules and give examples of how they are used.
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