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Percents, Fractions & Decimals - Chapter Summary
Whether you have a beginner's or advanced understanding of percents, fractions and decimals, this chapter can help you gain full comprehension. Explore bite-sized lessons developed by top instructors that can help you improve your knowledge of properties and operations related to percents, fractions and decimals. You'll also review how to convert between the three. Find out how much you understand about these math concepts by taking short quizzes and a chapter exam. When you've finished, you will be able to:
- Define and provide examples of percents
- List and describe types of fractions
- Make problem solving easier by raising and reducing fractions
- Switch between fractions and decimals when solving problems
- Practice arithmetic problems with mixed numbers and fractions
- Use the distributive property with fractions
- Compare fractions, decimals and whole numbers using the number line
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.
2. What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types
Fractions may be your friend's worst nightmare, but they don't have to be yours. Watch this video lesson to learn about fractions and how you can understand them easily. Also, learn to identify the different types of fractions.
3. How to Raise and Reduce Fractions
When working with fractions, you sometimes need to change your fraction to make it easier to work with. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can raise and reduce fractions to make your problem solving easier.
4. Relating Fractions and Decimals
Watch this video lesson to learn how to use both fractions and decimals to help you solve problems. Learn how to change between the two to use the best one for your problem.
5. Practice with Fraction and Mixed Number Arithmetic
Adding whole numbers is one thing. But adding fractions and mixed numbers? That's not so simple. Or is it? In this lesson, we'll practice arithmetic with both fractions and mixed numbers.
6. How to Use the Distributive Property with Fractions
The distributive property works the same with or without fractions. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use the distributive property on fractions, step by step.
7. Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers
Watch this video lesson to learn how useful the number line can be when you need to compare two different numbers, be they whole numbers, decimals or even fractions. Learn how to plot these numbers on the number line so you can compare them.
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Other chapters within the DSST Math for Liberal Arts: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Real Numbers Basics
- Systems of Numeration
- Number Rules & Properties
- 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