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Number Rules & Properties - Chapter Summary
Gain full comprehension of number rules and properties by watching fun video lessons. Our instructors can help you understand topics that include rational exponents, exponent rules and scientific notation in a short period of time. Check your knowledge of these topics by taking multiple-choice quizzes and our practice exam. If you hit a snag or need to clarify information presented in the lessons, be sure to send your questions to our experts. These resources are available 24/7 using any smartphone, tablet or computer. After finishing this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe and identify composite and prime numbers
- Use two different strategies to find the prime factorization of a number
- Explain the laws of exponents and describe when to use them
- Go from a rational exponent to a radical expression and back
- Define and share examples of scientific notation
1. Identifying Prime & Composite Numbers
In this video lesson, you will learn how to identify both prime and composite numbers. You will also learn what makes the numbers unique, as well as the characteristics of both these types of numbers.
2. How to Find the Prime Factorization of a Number
The prime factorization of a number involves breaking that number down to its smallest parts. This lesson will show you two different ways to discover the prime factorization of any number.
3. Exponent Rules: Review & Practice
When working with exponents, it's important to understand power laws, which are also called laws of exponents. In this lesson, you'll learn about these laws, their formulas and when to use them.
4. Rational Exponents
In this video, learn how to go from a rational exponent to a radical expression and back. No tricks or magic, just good math! We'll review the basics and look at a few examples.
5. Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples
Scientific notation is a special way of writing numbers so they are easier to work with. This lesson will define scientific notations and show some examples of how to convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation and back.
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Other chapters within the DSST Math for Liberal Arts: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Real Numbers Basics
- Percents, Fractions & Decimals
- Systems of Numeration
- Understanding Mathematical Sets
- Overview of Logic in Math
- Metric System, Conversions & Geometry
- Overview of Algebraic Expressions & Equations
- Graphing Linear Equations
- Linear Systems & Inequalities
- Operations with Functions
- Solving Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
- Financial Literacy Overview
- Proportions & Counting
- Probability Theory & Statistics
- DSST Informational Resources
- DSST Math for Liberal Arts Flashcards