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Number Systems & Factoring - Chapter Summary
Our instructors present the many ways that numbers can be classified in this engaging chapter. You'll learn about number systems, what the base-ten system is and how it differs from the base-two system used by a computer. Once you finish reviewing this chapter, you will be prepared to:
- Identify the characteristics of both prime and composite numbers
- Find the least common multiple
- Give an example of the greatest common factor
Our short video lessons outline these topics in a fun and easy-to-use way. Watch the entire lesson or use the video tabs feature to skip ahead to a desired section. You can study the essential topics and keywords from the lesson offline by using our printable transcripts. Use these learning tools at any time you'd like, 24 hours a day, on any mobile phone, computer or tablet.
1. Number Systems and The Base-Ten System
Ever think that a computer doesn't get what you want it to do? Don't be surprised; it is living in a world where it can only count to 1. This lesson explains number systems, including our base-ten system and a computer's base-two system.
2. 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.
3. How to Find the Least Common Multiple
The least common multiple of two numbers is the smallest number that can be divided evenly by your two original numbers. See some examples of what I'm talking about here!
4. How to Find the Greatest Common Factor
If the factors of a number are the different numbers that you can multiply together to get that original number, then the greatest common factor of two numbers is just the biggest one that both have in common. See some examples of what I'm talking about here!
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- Permutations & Combinations in Probability
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- Rational Expressions & Quadratic Equations
- Logarithmic & Exponential Operations
- Solving Problems with Polynomial Functions
- Sinusoidal Functions
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